Expect a traffic nightmare
Joburg residents are in for more traffic woes after Johannesburg Roads Agency announced the second M1 rehabilitation phase to commence at the end of the month.
The second phase, costing R210- million, entails extensive work on the double-decker bridge, which involves structural repairs, asphalt surfacing, expansion joints and drainage system repairs.
The Federation and Oxford bridges will get a facelift and stormwater drainage replacement.
The northbound carriageway of the M1 from Soweto and the M2 will be reduced to two lanes between the St Andrews and Killarney off-ramps. The southbound carriageway from Midrand will be reduced to two lanes from February 29.
Certain lanes on the M1 double- decker bridge section will be closed until July 6 next year during weekdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
Construction will be halted during morning and evening peak hours but work will be stepped up in the evening and over weekends.
Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesman Wayne Minnaar said officers would be dispatched to a reas where roadworks were taking place.