JRA investing R99m in road infrastructure

28 August 2015

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will spend R99-million to improve and maintain road infrastructure in the city’s B region.

The B region included relatively developed suburbs such as Windsor, Albertville, Blairgowrie, Bryanston, Bosmont, Coronationville, Cresta, Emmarentia, Greenside, Fairlands, Hurlingham, Florida Glen, Langlaagte, Northcliff, Richmond and Sandhurst.

“The work that we do in region B is mainly road infrastructure maintenance, rather than road construction, as such. We proactively attend to potentially problematic road surfaces before they become difficult and expensive to fix,” JRA acting MD Mpho Kau said in a statement.

Of this financial year’s capex, R37-million – the lion’s share – would go towards the road resurfacing programme in all suburbs in region B. The JRA had also set aside R10-million to repair stormwater systems in three areas in the region.

The agency was also planning to repair the collapsed sections of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit route in Auckland Park; collapsed culverts on Surrey road, at the culvert along Bond and Surrey roads in Ferndale and along Barry Hertzog road in Parktown; as well as road resurfacing and repairs to reinstate junction boxes along Lange road in Florida Glen.

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