Roadwork delays cause frustration for residents

    By SISISPHO ZAMXAKA and ZIKHONA MOYIKWA

    There have been mounting concerns about the roadworks that have come to a halt in East London’s city centre, posing danger to motorists and pedestrians.

    JOB NOT DONE: Nyoni Projects was roped in by BCM in August to tar roads in NU16, but residents say the company dug up the road and left without carrying out the work : Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA

    The reconstruction of Oxford Street between Terminus and St George’s streets has left warped, uneven road levels ,causing confusion among motorists and pedestrians, who treat the resurfaced part of the road as both a pavement and an extra lane.

    The Daily Dispatch had a walkabout in the CBD. There are no markings on the road, stormwater drains are exposed and there are no signs warning people of roadworks.

    BCM spokesman Samkelo Ngwenya said they were turning many parts of the city into “construction sites” as they carried out road maintenance and upgrades.

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