At last, in response to numerous communications by KOSRA to various officials at SANRAL, Africoast Consulting Engineers (based in East London) has been appointed by SANRAL to carry out a road safety investigation of the R72, including the section through Kenton-on-Sea.
Under normal circumstances they would make contact with local interest groups and institutions such as SAPS and make appointments to meet, when doing their site visits, to discuss issues and get input from local perspectives.
However, under the lockdown, this may need to be postponed till later in the year but the draft report on the road safety appraisal still needs to be submitted in terms of a previously agreed time line.
Africoast has been provided, by the SAPS, with accident statistics for the route from km 0 to km 49. The Kareiga River Bridge is at km 46 and the Boesmans River Bridge is at km 48. The main entrance to Kenton on Sea is at about km 47. The statistics received covers 2015 to 2019.
In this section of Kenton, the following 6 accidents were noted:
|km 46.2||1||04/Jan/2018||Single vehicle overturned|
|49||2||10/May/2016||Turn right in face of oncoming traffic|
|49||1||12/Dec/2017||Single vehicle overturned|
WE NEED YOUR HELP
- We have been asked by Africoast to let them know of any accidents during this time.
- If you witnessed or were in involved in, or are aware of any accidents in the last 3 years please let us know.
- Date – Kilometers – Injuries – Fatalities – Description – Photo if you have one.
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