Published On: Mon, Oct 26th, 2015

Joburg pumps R90-million into road projects

jra employees at workJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE implementation of the City of  Johannesburg’s multimillion-rand Roads Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programme is at an advanced stage in Region C where 22 of the planned 47
projects have been completed.

A further ten are still under construction.

Spearheaded by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), the City’s entity responsible for roads infrastructure development and maintenance, the programme is part of the City’s drive to invest in and improve
Johannesburg’s 13 428km road network.

With a capital budget of more than R90 million for Region C alone, JRA started rolling out several projects from the beginning of the 2015-2016 financial year in July .

Region C spans Johannesburg’s north-western area and has 17 wards these wards consist of areas like Mmesi Park, Doornkop and Thulani, Braamfischerville, Roodekrans, Fleurhof, Roodepoort and Ruimsig, parts of Randburg and northern suburbs such as Olivedale, Northriding, Cosmo City, Quellerina and Zandspruit.

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport, Christine Walters, said the resurfacing projects in the region will not only improve the general quality of the roads but will also help to ease traffic congestion and boost economic activity.

In the past financial year, JRA successfully completed two R18 million projects: the highly technical reconstruction of a collapsed culvert and partially collapsed roadway at the Felstead Road Bridge in Northriding; and the reconstruction and modification of a collapsed major culvert thatthreatened a road embankment Cornelius Street, Weltevreden Park.

JRA has also repaired 45 000 potholes – exceeding its target by 2 000 potholes – and cleaned more than 7 500 kerb inlets along main arterials.

– CAJ News

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