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Chipstead landslide repairs get underway

Chipstead Avenue is finally being repaired after the landslide in February.

THERE’S relief at last for the residents of Chipstead Avenue on the Bluff, as construction has begun to repair the road that gave way in a landslide in February.

Contractors arrived on site this week to begin the laborious process of rebuilding the hill’s support. The landslide had left a gaping hole, with soil, debris and parts of the road littering the slope and train tracks below.

Bluffite, Shaun Venter has been appointed as community liaison officer (CLO) to serve as a go-between for contractors, the municipality and the community. “Residents are incredibly happy that repairs have started. It is going to be a long process, as much of the hillside will need to be reinforced, but once it is complete, they will have their road back,” said Venter.

The landslide was caused by a water pipe that burst in the early hours of Monday, 3 February.

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