Moot road closed following illegal speed hump

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Three roads in the Moot have been temporarily closed after residents reportedly built an illegal speed bump in the area.

The illegal speed bump was built in Baviaanspoort Road, across the road from the Derdepoort regional park.

According to the Tshwane metro police, the road was closed from the intersection of Sefako Makgatho Drive and Moloto Road until Jan Coetzee Street.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area.

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Local ward councillor Freddie Pienaar said residents took matters into their own hands after numerous complaints on road safety in the neighbourhood.

He said there have been several traffic accidents at this particular intersection.

“Residents have been complaining about this for a long time now and they have requested that traffic control measures, such as a speed bump or a traffic light, be implemented.”

“Since the residents submitted their request, they have not received any feedback yet.”

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He said the intersection was part of a provincial road.

Pienaar said he would refer the complaints to the metro.

“I will see what can be done,” he said.

“The matter is slightly complicated because this specific road falls under provincial, so we would have to work through them.”

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Pienaar said he would address the issue with residents at a meeting on Monday afternoon.

“I will get more information on the memorandum they submitted, to see what we can do further,” he said.

He said he has also submitted a memorandum to the provincial department.

“The suggestions I submitted have been rejected due to a new development planned at Moloto Road to relieve traffic issues,” he said.

Pienaar said the last accident at the intersection was when a motorist drove into pedestrians on Sunday morning.

At the time of going to press, it was unclear when the road would be reopened.

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