Mzimhlophe Railway Station upgrades construction commencing in May 2018

Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
For immediate release
17 May 2018

Mzimhlophe Railway Station upgrades construction commencing in May 2018

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The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) on behalf of the City of Johannesburg will upgrade Mzimhlophe Railway Station to improve pedestrian mobility. The appointed contractor Bophelong Construction (Pty) Ltd will commence with the construction stage of the first phase in May 2018 and expected to employ six SMME’s and utilise local labourers. The project will be completed in 2019.

The Mzimhlophe Railway Station project is part of the COJ Transport’s initiative to improve Public Transport Facilities City-wide. The main objective of this project is to upgrade pedestrian walkways connecting to all Metrorail Stations in Soweto in order to improve pedestrian mobility. The upgrade will also include street lighting upgrades and services upgrades where required.

Scope of work will also include drainage, sidewalks, kerbs and paving, street lighting, landscaping. The project will be phased based on budget availability

Stakeholder consultation process has been completed. Some of the key external stakeholders affected by this project include but not limited to the, JRA, City of Johannesburg Department of Environmental Management, City of Johannesburg Development Planning, affected communities (residents and businesses), Regional Office, Ward Councillor, local Emerging contractors and Business Forums etc.

The cost for the construction of upgrading the Mzimhlophe Railway Station project is R26m

The upgrade of the railway station will co-produce solutions to meet local needs and alleviate movements’ challenges, of the pro poor communities in Soweto, in particular Mzimhlophe and surrounding neibourhoods.

The overall aim of the project is to upgrade the public realm to allow for safer movement between different amenities and integration with the public transport facilities, said Botes the JDA CEO.

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Johannesburg Development Agency
Susan Monyai
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