The Johannesburg Roads Agency has announced the semi-permanent closure of East Road in Devland, Soweto due to a R15 million road rehabilitation project.

According to the agency the upgrade is being undertaken to address the failing road surface that’s come about as a result of wear and tear over the years.

The project will involve the reconstruction of the road and sidewalks a well as the installation of underground stormwater drainage system. Due to the extent of works along East Road, the road will be closed to all roads users from 11 June 2018 up until 1 November 2018.

“The semi-permanent closure of East Road in all directions will be carried out from day to night until project completion and motorists will be accommodated via a detour route via Nicholas Street which is off Chris Hani Road,” the agency notes.

“Access to all properties affected by the closure will be made accessible to residents only,” it adds.

The JRA says a Traffic Management Plan is in place to accommodate the five-month road reconstruction scope of works.

“Temporary road traffic signs will be erected to redirect pedestrians and motorists. Flag persons on site will be prepared with directions of alternative routes to redirect traffic. In addition, a sign board with the traffic accommodation plan will be accessible at major intersections in the area,” it concludes.

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