City fix 6 779 potholes in four months


Executive Mayor of City of Tshwane, Mr Randall Williams, said through the introduction of the weekly service delivery war room, the City is quickly introducing tracking in place to assess the performance of service delivery teams to accelerate the repairs of roads in the municipality.

“To date we have produced 1 014 tons of hot asphalt and used it to fill approximately 6 779 potholes.

“A first area of intervention was confirming that the city had the necessary resources in place to ensure that it can provide proper repairs to road infrastructure.

“Upon assuming office, I learnt that there was no suitable tender in place to ensure the city could procure bitumen to facilitate the production of hot asphalt,” he said.

Mr Randall said the City has accelerated the production of hot asphalt.

“Now that we have sustainable workflow processes in place, we can ensure that there is speedy response to potholes when they are reported. The maintenance of road infrastructure is a critical foundation of core service delivery. If we address potholes early, we can prevent longer lasting damage to our roads in the future” he said.