Expect major traffic disruptions on Joburg’s M1 over the next 15 months

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If you thought the end of the Ecomobility Festival was the last you’d seen of major traffic disruptions around the M1 highway area in Johannesburg, think again.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has announced the commencement of two major highway projects on the M1 officially unveiled today that will result in major traffic disruptions over the next 15 months.

The 210 million projects will see the M1 highway bridges and associated storm water drainage system being upgraded as part of the City of Joburg’s R365-million M1, M2 and Soweto highway revamp programme that was unveiled in August.

The JRA said it expects the projects to take a year and three months to have everything completed.

Joburg residents will be informed of M1 traffic disruptions in time so they can plan their travels in advance. Below is an image of the strip of road that will be affected.


“JRA will strive to keep disruptions to a minimum, improve traffic management and provide information that enables consideration of alternative routes while repair work is under way,” the agency said.

[Image CC – James Long]