Paving project prevents resident from accessing property

BLOCKING THE ENTRANCE: Contractors for Sanral have constructed a pavement and kerb in front of an elderly man’s home on Southwell Road, preventing access to his driveway and meaning he and his visitors must park in the street behind and walk to his home Picture: ROB KNOWLES

For the last three years Sanral (South African National Roads Authority Limited) has been working on upgrading the R72, a project that has extended past its original deadline and has caused frustration for residents on the portion of the road that passes through Port Alfred.

Pavements and kerbs have been constructed in stages on both sides of the R72, but the latest pavement and kerb to be built on Southwell Road near Main Street has caused problems for an elderly resident, Jimmy McQuirk, whose home is on the R72 at the foot of the Southwell Road hill.

For more on this story, see this week’s Talk of the Town.

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