Gauteng road upgrade officially opened

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi.

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, yesterday officially opened the rehabilitated R299-million R28 road in Westonaria, south of Johannesburg.

The single carriageway provides a bypass for road traffic from the south of Johannesburg to the N12 and the North West province.

"This is an important route as it supports the agricultural and mining sectors of the economy. Due to increased road usage by heavy-duty trucks, particularly from the mines and farming communities in the area, the R28 had degraded over the years," said Vadi.

He said the project scope included significant road works along 29 kilometres of the R28; reinstating road markings and signage; replacing damaged signs and guardrails as well as clearing the road reserve and drainage structures.


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