Janet Cole, Constantia
Recently the traffic lights at Constantia Village (Doordrift Road/Spaanschemat River Road intersection) were upgraded, with green flashing arrows allowing right turns.
On the face of it, this seemed a good idea, but, in reality, it has been a flop.
The long delays have caused immense congestion in the area, with virtual gridlock for people trying to get into and out of the shopping mall at times.
I have lived in the area for 15 years and for the first time I see traffic backing up on Doordrift Road, right down over the bridge over the M3.
Perhaps the impact on traffic flow needs to be re-examined.
Felicity Purchase, mayoral committee member for transport, responds:
Thanks to the resident for bringing this to the City’s attention.
We have started investigating the matter.