Kaohsiung Motorists Complain About Potholed Roads 高雄不斷修補路面不佳 行車狀況差居民怨

There are numerous factories in the area around Jiaxing East Road and Dabu Second Street in Kaohsiung's Gangshan District, and the passage of so many heavy vehicles has caused extensive road damage.


There are many patches on the road, showing places where it has been repaired. This is section 2 of Jiaxing East Road in Kaohsiung's Gangshan District. Cars and scooters sway as they travel along the road. The average speed is also quite fast, which motorists say is very dangerous.

Mr. Liu, Motorist: “Anyone who uses this road will complain. They just keep patching up the road, look at all the patches.”

Mr. Hsu, Motorist: “Heavy vehicles frequently use the road, so the road is often crushed.”

Dabu Second Street, which runs parallel to Jiaxing East Road, is in a similar state of disrepair. This is because there are over 100 factories in the area, and heavy vehicles carrying raw materials or goods go in and out every day. Their usage of the roads creates potholes, and the city government has to keep repairing the roads. Motorists say they feel like they're riding boats when they use these roads because of all the swaying and swerving.

Kao Mei-ling, Chief, Huagang Borough, Gangshan District, Kaohsiung City: “Many residents have told us that this road (Dabu Second Street) is terrible and has too many potholes. All they do is keep patching it up.”

Li Cheng-ying, Office Secretary, Public Works Bureau, Kaohsiung City: “Section 2 of Jiaxing East Road is about 1.2 kilometers long and 20 meters wide. The cost of repairs is over NT$19.2 million, and we've already applied for funding from the forward-looking program.”

The city government said it will aim to make square cuts to keep the surface level before improvements are made. However, many of the vehicles using the roads are overloaded, and there's little that the Public Works Bureau's Maintenance Office can do. All it can do is ask users to improve their driving behavior.

 

 

 

整條路一格一格,都是補過的痕跡,這是高雄岡山的嘉興東路二段,實際到現場看汽機車行車狀況,車經過補過的路段都會不斷晃動,加上這路段車速普遍很快,讓機車騎士抱怨非常危險。

騎車民眾劉先生表示:「他們騎車的人都會啊,多少都會,都會罵、也會訐譙,都用補的而已,你看都補這樣一塊一塊。」

騎車民眾許先生指出:「這邊比較有大車會經過,所以常常會把那個路壓壞。」

不過,這附近的爛路不只這條,跟嘉興東路二段平行的大埔二街也相同,因為這一帶有上百家螺絲等工廠,整天都有載著原料或貨品的大貨車進出,重車不斷碾壓導致路面,常有坑洞破損,只能一直修補,開這段路像坐船一樣晃著晃著。

高雄市岡山區華崗里長高美伶表示:「很多民眾都在反映,說這條路很爛,破洞太多了,一直補一直補。」

高雄市工務局養工處主秘李政穎回應:「嘉興東路二段道路共1.2公里、20公尺寬,修復經費約需1920萬,這部分我們已經納入前瞻裡面爭取經費的項目裡面。」

高雄市府表示,未改善前會加強作方正切割,希望保持道路平順、安全,但因為附近出入的大車超載頻繁,讓養工處也很無奈,只能呼籲用路人針對駕駛行為做相關改善。

 

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