Mayor Dan Plato was in Bishop Lavis yesterday to oversee the fixing of potholes as the City attempts to clear backlog in service delivery.
The service delivery campaign which was initiated in November 2020 has been making a huge impact in clearing the backlog in pothole fixtures created as a result of the Covid-19 national lockdown regulations.
Plato, along with MayCo member for Transport Felicity Purchase, were in Bishop Lavis – one of the site areas that forms part of the road rehabilitation project.
“I am pleased to see our roads teams tackle concerns in this community related to the condition of roads. The City of Cape Town is committed to ensuring that communities receive quality service delivery. This specific site here in Bishop Lavis is part of a broader road rehabilitation project, which is to progress over the coming weeks,” Plato noted.
Plato further noted that over the last months of 2020 road repair teams were working diligently to fix potholes that developed during lockdown.
Consequently, the impact of the rainy season and national lockdown last year prevented road teams from working which had a clear impact on the extent of repair and maintenance work. However, the efforts across the city to deliver quality service and tackle pothole fixtures have been intensified.
The City reported on the progress that has been made:
- Between 1 June 2020 and 14 January 2021, 17 366 reported potholes have been repaired, which is evidence of their commitment to increasing capacity to fix reported potholes.
- During the five-month period of January 2020 until the end of May 2020, 2 776 reported potholes were attended to.
Purchase stated that the city’s roads is every resident’s concern, therefore everyone has to work together in conserving roads as it is an important asset.
“We all need the City’s roads for movement, and we all have the responsibility to look after this asset. From our side, the City is doing all it can to eradicate maintenance backlogs, and to respond to requests for pothole repairs,” she concluded.