Joburg M2 bridge repairs set to cause traffic gridlock

The M2 motorway between Crown Interchange and Maritzburg Street will get a facelift. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – The M2 motorway between Crown Interchange and Maritzburg Street will get a facelift and that is because the structural integrity of the concrete has been reduced.

Over 12,000 motorists are at risk if the M2 West bridge in the Johannesburg CBD isn't fixed up.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency is rehabilitating one of the busiest routes in the city and it will take months to do this and will cause traffic disruptions.

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There are over 900 bridges in the city but only six-percent are safety compliant.

The city is promising it has a traffic accommodation plan in a bid to minimise the inconvenience for motorists using the M2.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he acknowledges it's going to be a massive inconvenience to motorists, but it must be done for the safety of the city's inhabitants.

The City of Johannesburg said the implementation of the full closure will commence at 6am on 28 February and will remain in force up until the end of October 2019.

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eNCA