Good progress on BRT roadworks on Louis Botha and Katherine

The JDA thanks residents for their patience during the extension of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) network to Alexandra, Sandton and beyond, and reports the following progress.

MEDIA RELEASE

25 February 2016

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) continues to make good progress with the successful implementation of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transport (BRT) roadworks along Louis Botha Avenue from Parktown to Wynberg, and along Katherine Street in Sandton from Marlboro to the Gautrain station.

These construction works are the beginning of a sophisticated network of public transport for the citizens of Johannesburg. The JDA would like to thank the public for their continued patience during the construction, which continues to be on track, and would like to report the following progress:

Roadworks along Louis Botha Ave from Parktown to Wynberg

From Clarendon to Houghton work is in progress, with the Clarendon retaining wall over 60% complete and the foundations for the BRT lane construction complete.

Work also continues from Houghton Drive to Dunottar Street, with the completion of the street light installation and work on sidewalks in front of the business being in progress.

Dealing with existing services, especially relocations and upgrades, have been the major cause of delays, due to a number of factors. However, every effort is being made to speed up this process.
From Dunottar Street to 11th Avenue, with the exception of the area between Boundary Street and Main Street, the sidewalks are nearing completion on the south-bound side.

From Garden to Main Street, the sidewalks are also nearing completion on the north-bound side. The sidewalks from 3rd Avenue to 11 Avenue are fully complete.

Work from Athol to Arkwright continues to progress well with work on retaining walls and sidewalks. The relocation of an Egoli Gas pipeline from Athol to Corlett is approximately 50% complete.

Planned completion dates

The section of Louis Botha from Clarendon Street to Houghton Drive in Orange is planned for completion in November 2016. The section of Louis Botha from Houghton Drive to Louis Road will be completed in May 2016. The section of Louis Botha between Louis Road in Orange Groove and Wynberg is planned for completion in July 2016.

Issued by:
Susan Monyai
Johannesburg Development Agency
Cell: 073 061 3965
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Project contact person:
Siyabonga Genu
Johannesburg Development Agency
Cell: 071 675 1439
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