Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, has officially opened the rehabilitated multimillion rand R28 road in Westonaria, south of Johannesburg. The MEC said the single carriageway provides a bypass for road traffic from the south of Johannesburg to the N12 and the North West province.
He said the project scope included significant road works along 29km of the R28; reinstating road markings and signage; replacing damaged signs and guardrails as well as clearing the road reserve and drainage structures.
The R299m project was completed in approximately 30 months. It is expected to reduce travelling times and improve road safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
The MEC further encouraged residents to partake in the public participation process on the proposed naming and renaming of 20 provincial roads currently underway.