THE Road Development Agency (RDA) has urged utility companies to restore upgraded roads to their original designs each time they make modifications to the infrastructure.
Motorists and other residents of Livingstone have lately been complaining of depressions or big potholes in some upgraded roads mainly as result of water pipeline replacement done by the water utility firms.
In an event that some depressions were covered, the standards are sometimes not up to the original designs for the roads.
Most Township roads were upgraded in Livingstone in 2013 in readiness for the hosting of the 20th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.
Road Development Agency (RDA) director in charge of communications and corporate affairs Royce Saili said there was need for utility companies to ensure that they maintain upgraded roads to their original designs each time they made modifications to the infrastructure.
Speaking in an interview, Ms Saili said utility companies were supposed to apply to the council or RDA to carry out any disturbances to the roads but some of them were modifying the roads without permission.
“After modifying the roads, the utility companies are supposed to reinstate the roads to the original designs.
“Our RDA regional manager for Southern Province will ensure that our roads are reinstated to the original designs. We have noted that sometimes the utility companies don’t do the work properly and it is either they create a deep or hump which are dangerous motorists,” Ms Saili said.
She said the township roads in Livingstone were still looking very good and hence RDA wanted to maintain their status.