JOHANNESBURG: Repair work on the M2 motorway starts from Thursday morning to October. The route will remain closed until then. Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.
Johannesburg MMC for Transport Nonhlanhla Makuba says the carriageway is structurally damaged. She says the initial plan to only close the M2 east-bound between Joe Slovo and Maritzburg Road has been abandoned.
“Engineers have discovered that part of the support structure has moved and that it is affecting the structural stability of some of the bridges on the M2 motorway. We have no option now but to close M2 fully between crown interchange and Maritzburg road. We humbly request residents and motorists to bear with us during this time and to understand that we are doing this to ensure their safety, which is a priority to the city.”
The Johannesburg Road Agency says the road closures will mainly affect residents travelling from the south of Joburg and people working in the CBD.
The agency’s head of infrastructure Siyabonga Genu: “If you don’t have anything to do in the inner city or the CBD, we kindly urge you to use the M3, N1, N7 or the N12 but of course those who are working in the inner city have no option.”
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