UPDATE: DA to pressure MEC to upgrade R511

Teeghan Gander had a near fatal accident on the R511.

Concerned residents of Laezonia in Centurion want the R511 road made safe.

Last Tuesday they handed a petition signed by 1 300 residents over to DAshadow MEC for roads and transport Fred Nel and Tshwane Ward 48 DAcouncilor Kingsley Wakelin.

“We were shocked to witness during an oversight visit to the area two vehicles including a truck nearly colliding because of a lack of stop signs and robots,” said Nel.

He said the road was in a terrible condition “in dire need of maintenance”.

The residents say up to three accidents occurred on this busy road a day.

“There has been an increase in traffic volume on this road while the M14 was being upgraded,” said Nel.

“We demand that this road be upgraded as a matter of urgency as it poses a danger to both motorists and pedestrians.”

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