Another hiccup for flooding road repair in Papkuilsfontein

A deep trench has been dug on this road in Papkuilsfontein as plans to alleviate flooding during heavy rain continues.

Road repairs in Papkuilsfontein experienced another hiccup when the tractor-loader-backhoe (TLB) used to excavate a deep trench, broke down.

ALSO READ: Another rain, road floods in Papkuilsfontein

After extensive flooding on the road, the local municipality sent a team to dig a large deep trench.

It is hoped that the future plans will alleviate flooding on this road, which occurs during times of heavy rainfall.

For a week, work stopped due to a breakdown.

ALSO READ: Growing concern over flooded Papkuilsfontein road

Staff were back on site on Wednesday when the trench was was lengthened before they left at 12.45pm, leaving one household without access to their front yard.

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Ronelle Mungaroo

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