17 April 2019

MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, has officially opened the
rehabilitated multimillion Rand R28 road in Westonaria, south of Johannesburg.

rehabilitation project is in line with the Gauteng Provincial Government’s
commitment to improving and providing world-class road infrastructure that
facilitates access to economic opportunities and improving the lives of
residents for the better.

said the single carriageway provides a bypass for road traffic from the south
of Johannesburg to the N12 and the North West province.

is an important route as it supports the agricultural and mining sectors of the
economy. Due to increased road usage by heavy duty trucks, particularly from
the mines and farming communities in the area, the R28 had degraded over the
years,” Vadi said.

He said
the project scope included significant road works along 29 kilometres of the
R28; reinstating road markings and signage; replacing damaged signs and
guardrails as well as clearing the road reserve and drainage structures.

The multimillion rand project was completed in approximately 30 months. It is expected to reduce travelling times and improve road safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. The MEC further encouraged residents to partake in the public participation process on the proposed naming and renaming of 20 provincial roads currently underway.

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