UPDATE: July deadline for Centurion sinkhole

The sinkhole on the corner of Gerhard Street and Jean Avenue.

The metro said this week the sinkhole at the Jean Avenue and Gerhard Street intersection in Centurion would be fixed by 20 July of this year.

ALSO READ: Tshwane metro fails to submit sinkhole reports

The sinkhole was discovered on 17 May last year and after months of planning the metro appointed a contractor who started repairs on 11 January.

Mayoral spokesperson Sam Mgobzi said the repairs would involve five phases. These included repairing of the sinkhole and subsidence, improving the area by means of grouting, rebuilding the intersection and roadway beyond the intersection and upgrading wet services.

ALSO READ: Sinkhole: Tshwane metro may face R100m lawsuit

Mgobozi confirmed the sinkhole would be repaired within the six month period as announced earlier this year.

“The repairs will be completed by 20 July 2018,” he said.

The metro recently found itself in a legal tussle with business owners upset over delays in repairing the hole.

Lawyer Jacques Classen said the metro failed to submit a report to the court registrar assigned upon agreement by the metro’s legal team and the municipal manager.

Classen said the report should have been submitted 14 days after court proceedings that were on 22 January.

Mgobozi, however, said this week a progress report was filed with the High Court in Pretoria on 15 February.

Read the full article in this week’s Rekord Centurion.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Repair work to finally start on Centurion sinkhole

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to [email protected] or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram

Jason Milford

Latest News


Recommended Story x
VIDEO: All systems go for Centurion test match

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North

Your details:

Your friends: