Johannesburg infrastructure set for upgrades

20 August 2015

Johannesburg infrastructure is set to have a new face following a massive upgrade of the Soweto Freeway, M1 and M2 highways that has been rolled out by the City of Johannesburg. The city will spend US $28.32m for the project that is set to boost accessibility of municipal roads in the area. The road construction will be carried out by Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA).

Additionally, US $11.80m has been set aside to for construction and rehabilitation of bridges in the city.
According to the Executive Mayor for City of Johannesburg, Councilor Parks Tau, a budget of US $0.11bn has been set aside for works on roads, storm water infrastructure and bridges for the financial year 2015- 2016.

Under the leadership of Tau in the recent years, Johannesburg launched a number of initiatives to ensure its growth strategy is on the principles of transit-oriented development.

On inspection of 814 bridges in the City, JRA found out that US$ 1.17bn would be required to rehabilitate, construct and expand some of the bridges.


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