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Makeover for Joburg's Main Reef interchange

2017-05-11 16:36

ROAD UPGRADES: The M2 West Highway and Main Reef Road in are set to receive a R30m upgrade to ease congestion and improve access, reports the Johannesburg Roads Agency. Image: iStock

Nation Nyoka, News24

Johannesburg - The M2 West Highway and Main Reef Road are set to receive a R30-million upgrade to ease congestion and improve access.

With the upgrade, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) intends to widen the road between Treu Road, Park Drive and Crownwood Road, transport MMC Nonhlanhla Makhuba said in a statement on Thursday.

The project would include a dedicated new lane from Church Street, up to the M1/M2, and traffic signal optimisation along particular routes.

Help economic growth

There were plans to improve storm water drains, road signs and markings, taking public transport, and other factors into account. The project was scheduled for completion by December 15.

It was hoped the construction would help contribute to the goal of 5% economic growth for the city by 2021.

JRA MD Sean Phillips, said in a statement that much research had been done to determine which roads were the highest contributors to congestion.

Phillips said: "A major contributing factor to congestion along Main Reef Road is the intense development between Production Road and Miriam Makeba Street." 


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Makhuba said that Main Reef Road linked the M1, M2, M7, N1 and R24.

There would lane closures from 19:00pm until 05:00am daily. Work would take place at night to minimise traffic disturbances.

How the upgrade will affect you:
 
The following upgrades will be implemented from Crownwood Road, Ormnonde to Treu Road, Selby:
 
Main Reef/Church: Additional left lane from the northern approach on Church Street

Main Reef/Church: An additional left turn lane from the eastern approach on Main Reef Road

Main Reef Road: A continuous slip from Main Reef Road west into the M2 Ramp

Main Reef/Press: An additional left turn lane from the southern approach of Press Avenue into Main Reef Road

Main Reef/Press: An additional left turn lane from the eastern approach of Main Reef Road into Press Avenue

Main Reef/Press: An additional through lane from the western approach of Main Reef Road

Main Reef/M2 inbound: An additional right turn lane from the M2 into Main Reef Road

Main Reef/M2 inbound: An additional through lane form the eastern approach of Main Reef Road

Main Reef/Hanover: An additional through lane from the eastern approach of Main Reef Road

Main Reef/Treu: An additional through lane form the eastern approach of Main Reef Road.

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