In September this year, the Daily Dispatch reported that roadworks taking place on Gonubie Main Road had been brought to a standstill following “labour issues”. Two months later and it seems that no progress has been made.
The GO! & Express visited the site on Monday and saw a large stretch of the pavement completely dug up with exposed manholes and cables littering the trench.
The trench began outside the Total garage and ran nearly 150m down towards the Gonubie Police Station. The street sign pointing people to the station lay fallen in one of the ditches, now pointing into the mud.
While a few yellow traffic markers warned drivers of the potential danger, there was nothing preventing pedestrians from walking through the construction area despite the presence of loose cables, pipes and other potential hazards.
BCM spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya told the Dispatch that construction was expected to resume at the end of September. The GO! & Express reached out to Ngwenya for comment on the current state of the project but had received no response at the time of going to print.