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Potholes on R500 to Carletonville to be repaired after pressure from FF Plus

Potholes on the R500 to Carletonville will be repaired this week after the FF Plus requested the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport to urgently pay attention to the road.

The Department's task team spokesperson, Ms Lineo Ramabodu, joined the FF Plus on an oversight visit to the R500 on behalf of the MEC, Kedibone Diale-Tlabela.

The road is riddled with potholes, which poses a danger to motorists. Motorists have no choice but to swerve wildly to try and avoid the largest potholes.

In September last year, two people were killed and four injured after a car hit a pothole.

Farmers and their workers fill up the potholes, but it does not last long before the rain washes it out again.

The FF Plus will also put pressure on the Department to address other problematic roads in the Local Municipalities of Emfuleni, Merafong and Rand West City. Most potholes are found in these three municipalities.

The Department is currently busy repairing key routes in Gauteng. Including Hendrik Potgieter Street on the West Rand where a sinkhole formed last year. Repairs to the road are expected to be finalised by November this year.

The FF Plus will continue to put pressure on the Department of Roads and Transport, and municipalities to ensure that the roads in Gauteng are maintained.

Residents are encouraged to report any road-related problems to the FF Plus's West Rand office on the following phone number: 010-446 8882.

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