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Update on M1 Rehabilitation

 
Additional lane restrictions M1 double decker bridge.
 
The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA)’s rehabilitation project of the Double Decker bridge on the M1 freeway requires additional lane closures for motorists starting on Thursday, 16 February 2017 for a period of three weeks.

Lane restrictions:

  • Northbound current lane closures on the M1 Double Decker section: Two lanes out of the four lanes northbound within the Double Decker section are closed; this is reduced to the closure of one lane during peak hour traffic
  •  Southbound lane restrictions: Commencing Thursday, 16 February 2017 for a three week period, one lane out of the four lanes southbound within the Double Decker section will be closed.

 "We apologise for the inconvenience whilst this essential bridge reconstruction work is being undertaken. Work will reduce future flooding and safeguard the bridge’s structure for many years to come. Motorists are urged to familiarise themselves with the lane reductions during off-peak and peak times, plan their routes in advance to avoid delays and to consider alternative routes”, says JRA Managing Director, Dr Sean Phillips.

The Double Decker bridge rehabilitation includes structural repairs, rehabilitation and maintenance to bridge beams, asphalt surfacing, expansion joints, drainage systems and the installation of new road signs. To ensure the project reaches completion in the shortest amount of time with minimal impact to motorists, majority of the repairs are presently being carried out at night to avoid traffic disruption.

 The City’s Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system, Metrobus, Metrorail, Gautrain and taxi’s may be considered as alternative transportation for commuters. Traffic applications that can be downloaded from Google Maps, and media will provide alerts on possible traffic jams and delays.

Follow JRA for the latest developments, journey planning tips, alternative routes, and traffic advisory via:

-  Website: www.jra.org.za

-  Twitter: @MyJra

-  Facebook: Johannesburg Roads Agency

-  Email hotline@jra.org.za

-  JRA Find&Fix mobile app