For Johannesburg drivers, who have endured congestion, detours and Gautrain roadworks for four years, the wait is almost over as authorities put the finishing touches to roads in Rosebank.
THE wait is, for the most part, over for Joburg motorists. Many of Rosebank’s roads have been restored to their former glory, with only Bath Street and Sturdee Avenue still undergoing work, but nearing completion.
Oxford StreetTraffic will soon be flowing freely along Oxford RoadThis follows over four years of diversions for Gautrain construction.
“The works will commence with the reinstatement of Oxford Road into a dual carriageway,” said media manager for the Bombela Concession Company, Kelebogile Machaka. “Reinstatements will also take place at Baker Street, Sturdee Avenue, and Bath Street, and are expected to be in place by mid-May.”
Work on Oxford Road has been the cause of much congestion, but at last there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“Oxford Road in the northern direction between Jellicoe Street and The Zone was reinstated on Friday, 15 April, while the section between The Zone and Bolton Road was reinstated on 16 April,” Machaka said.
Baker was temporarily closed on 25 April for final road markings and traffic signalling works, before being reopened on 26 April as a one-lane carriageway with public parking between Hood and Oxford.
Meanwhile, motorists will need to remain patient as work on Sturdee Avenue and Bath Street continues.
Sturdee Avenue will see partial lane closures along the northbound section to allow for road markings between 26 and 29 April. It will be closed on 2 May for final construction of parking bays and road marking and traffic signalling works; and will be reopened on 3 May as a single-lane carriageway travelling in both directions.
Bath Street will be the focus of work between 3 and 6 May. “A temporary lane closure on the designated northbound lane will be implemented to facilitate public parking road marking works. Bath Street will remain a southbound two-lane carriageway with public parking,” said Machaka.
Drivers will receive notice of these changes via signage.
For more information, people can contact the Gautrain Call Centre on 0800 GAUTRAIN (4288 7246) or visit the website at www.gautrain.co.za.
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