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For several months, starting in 2021, Newcastle motorists have found themselves contending with nonfunctional traffic lights at the intersection of Scott Street and Montague Street, in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.
One motorist, who wished to remain anonymous, explained, “It is a busy intersection, and the traffic officers can’t be expected to monitor it the whole time. The Newcastle Municipality needs to do something, as it is putting people at risk of a potential collision.”
According to a response from the Newcastle Municipality, Newcastillians can, however, only expect the traffic light to be repaired in August 2022.
“The Municipality is awaiting the Supply Management Chain processes to conclude so that a contractor can be appointed to supply with necessary spares,” the Communications Unit said.
While waiting for the process to conclude, the Communications Unit pointed out that the biggest challenge the Municipality is facing in repairing the traffic light is limited funding and unavailability of resources.
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