Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA)’s rehabilitation project of the Double Decker bridge on the M1 freeway is at an advanced stage. JRA Managing Director, Dr Sean Phillips has indicated that the Double Decker rehabilitation project will have increased traffic implications for motorists, from Saturday, 4 February to 18 February 2017.
The Double Decker bridge rehabilitation includes structural repairs, rehabilitation and maintenance to bridge beams, asphalt surfacing, expansion joints, drainage systems and the installation of new road signs.
The majority of the repairs are presently being carried out at night to avoid traffic disruption. However, to ensure the project reaches completion in the shortest amount of time with minimal impact to motorists, the following changes will be implemented during the rehabilitation phase:
Commencing Saturday, 4 February – Saturday, 18 February two lanes out of the four lanes northbound within the Double Decker section will be closed; this will be reduced to the closure of one lane during peak hour traffic. Motorists are urged to familiarise themselves with the lane reductions during off-peak and peak times, plan their routes in advance to avoid delays and to consider alternative routes.
The City’s Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system, Metrobus, Metrorail, Gautrain and taxi’s may be considered as alternative transportation for commuters. Traffic applications that can be downloaded from Google Maps, and media will provide alerts on possible traffic jams and delays.
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