Never-ending traffic nightmare

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 March, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 March, 1993, 12:00am

AS I looked out from my balcony and surveyed the view last week, yet again I witnessed the most amazing traffic jam - stretching towards Stanley and far into the distance in the direction of Central. The reason - the corner near the Deep Water Bay roundabout and Repulse Bay Road is being ''repaired''.

The ''Never-ending Story'' began months ago. The narrow corner was enlarged - this took considerable time. However, once pipes were in place, the enlarged piece of road was filled in. Barely had the earth settled, than half the hole was dug up again, filled in, dug up again, and again and again . . . then left.

Now work has re-started with the arrival of summer and the heaviest traffic, heading to and from Repulse Bay.

This seems to have been going on for months.

I would like to ask the Director of Roads and Highways what is going on? Could the director please inform us as to exactly when the work started and how long he expects it to last? One is tempted to believe that someone somewhere (who obviously doesn't live on the south of Hongkong Island), takes sadistic pleasure in the chaos caused by this corner work, which linked into the never-ending roadworks at Deep Water Bay, turns the journey to and from Central into a recurring nightmare? S. PRESTWICH Repulse Bay