An alternative asphalt supplier will ensure the resumption of the resurfacing of roads repairs to Jan Smuts Avenue from today (Tuesday 29 October 2013), subject to weather conditions.
Johannesburg Roads Agency’s (JRA) Asphalt Plant was struck by lightning on 19th October. This resulted in serious damage to the plant and temporarily halting of the production of the in-house asphalt.
All JRA projects dependent on asphalt including the Road Resurfacing Programme launched in Rosebank on 18th October, had to be halted to allow for repairs to the plant damage. Repairs are expected to be completed on 30th October.
JRA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused by the work stoppage and would like to urge motorists that use Jan Smuts Avenue and other roads in the vicinity during the resurfacing operations underway.
As indicated at the launch of the resurfacing programme two weeks ago, JRA said it was determined to ensure that the City of Johannesburg’s road infrastructure is improved to facilitate for safer and rapid mobility.
Road users and members of the community are asked to remain on high alert where infrastructure repairs are taking place and invited report theft and vandalism on road assets to the Joburg Municipality Police on 011 375 5911 and roads defects to the City’s Call Centre on 0860 562874. Criminal activity should also be reported at any the SA Police stations –