SEREMBAN: After having to endure driving through a pothole ridden road for almost a month, motorists plying the stretch near Kemayan Square can now breathe easy after the Seremban Municipal Council resurfaced the road.
The potholes along the stretch which linked Jalan Sungai Ujong to Taman Permai here were initially small, but became huge as the road was used heavily by lorries and also due to the recent heavy rains.
Housewife, Nor Azimah Abdul Kadir, 45, said she was happy that the road has been repaired. She found it stressful to drive there.
"I am not such a good driver and the road conditions made me develop a phobia about driving.
"I am thankful the council has resurfaced the stretch and I hope they will also help maintain it," she said.
Streets had on Thursday highlighted the issue, outlining the problems motorists faced each time they used the road.
The condition had prompted residents in the area to fill the potholes with pebbles.
However, this was futile and the scattered pebbles only made the condition more unsafe for motorists, especially motorcyclists.
Trader, Tan Ah Loke, 39, said he welcomed the move by the council to resurface the road before something untoward happened.
He said the road was busy as it is linked to the Kemayan Square commercial centre and also to the Seremban Specialists Hospital.
"However, I feel the road needs to be upgraded. Also the traffic flow around Kemayan Square needs to be relooked as the location of a small supermarket often creates plenty of congestion in the area," he said.
Apart from that, he also urged the authorities, especially the council to monitor the progress of a development project in the area which is creating numerous problems, including dust pollution and heavy vehicles which are damaging the roads.