Impose more stringent rules on roadworks

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) states on its website that it checks and maintains public roads and road facilities regularly to keep them safe for motorists, commuters and pedestrians.

Over the past few years, however, I have come across many instances where the roads were not properly patched up after maintenance work is done.

This resulted in uneven and bumpy roads.

In some cases, these uneven patches even created potholes that could possibly become bigger if they are not attended to over a long period of time.

Sometimes, the big holes along the kerb can hold a lot of rain water, which can then result in mosquito breeding if left unattended.

For instance, for more than a month now, there has been a big hole in the road along Punggol Way.

It is without proper cover and construction work is not being carried out.

To provide safe and better road conditions for drivers, I hope that the LTA will provide more stringent conditions for the contractors or sub-contractors to comply with.

Those who do not comply should be fined with demerit points, which if accumulated, will eventually bar them from bidding on projects.

This will save time and money as well as create a better and safer environment for everyone.

Ong Ka Hoe

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2018, with the headline 'Impose more stringent rules on roadworks'. Print Edition | Subscribe