This past week, Cllr Leah Knott, the MMC for Economic Development announced the new road rehabilitation project lead by the Joburg Market, in partnership with the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA). The primary aim of this project is to enhance unrestricted access to the Joburg Market road network.
The internal road network has substantially deteriorated over time with no proper investment being made by the previous administration, resulting in unnecessary damage to delivery vehicles and produce and has had a negative impact on the market as well as its stakeholders.
One of the key focuses of the project is to support all efforts at safeguarding delivery of services to JM customers, mainly because the Joburg Market (JM) is the largest and most unique fresh produce market on the African continent with a major supply base in the SADC region.
This project is being undertaken as part of a three year Capital Expenditure Programme to enhance the Market’s functionality. The rehabilitation of the internal road network is identified as a key focus area and appropriate budget has been allocated to the project.
The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) was not only appointed to rehabilitate the internal road network but to also attend to other road infrastructure improvements. The project scope mainly consists of milling, sealing cracks, patchwork/inlays, asphalt overlay, road marking and signage upgrade.
The coordination between the JRA and JM project teams is highly important to the success of this project. The team anticipates the project to be completed by December 12, 2018.