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The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has completed 40% of the repair work on the massive Republic Road sinkhole in Randburg. According to the agency the project is set for completion by mid-December 2017. 

The project, which cost approximately R3.2 million excluding VAT, began in October and involved repair work to the righthand side of a dual carriageway of Republic Road, just before Rabie Street.

“The sinkhole occurred after heavy rainfall in October 2017 rendering the road unsafe for use. A site investigation revealed that the sinkhole was a resultant damage of a collapsed stormwater pipe and damaged junction box,” explains JRA Acting Managing Director, Goodwill Mbatha.

“The sinkhole has been filled with concrete and dump rock and repairs on the junction box is at 95% complete. Preparation on road layers commenced this week, with the final repairs and rehabilitation of the section of the road expected to be complete by mid-December,” he adds.

The JRA is urging motorists to obey road signs, traffic signals and be mindful of the men at work on the Republic Road.

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