Mar 30, 2017 Last Updated 9:01 AM, Mar 30, 2017

Phase two commences on major Johannesburg road upgrade

road constructionABNABN -The second phase of improvement work to Cedar Road in Gauteng, Johannesburg has begun after Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) entered into an agreement with Steyn City Properties for the upgrade.

This latest contract is valued at R87 million, with the construction period expected to last for 11 months.

Cedar Road is an important link to several provinces in the region, including the Lanseria area with the Fourways Precinct passing Steyn City, Dainfern, Chartwell, Broad Acres and Lone Hill.

The planned improvements vastly improve the area’s transport infrastructure and relieve traffic congestion at key intersections, which can reach almost 2000 vehicles per hour during peak times.

Phase one of the Cedar Road upgrade was completed in 2016, which covered the section of Cedar Road from Valley Road up to Runnymead.

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi said: “The area has seen significant residential development over the past 15 years such as the Steyn City development and further residential and business growth is expected to continue over the next few years.

“Unattractive land tracts now look ready for development and we hope that the rehabilitation of this road will act as a catalyst for further development to take place.” 

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