Delays as M1 maintenance project ramps up in Joburg

2016-05-30 11:11

Johannesburg - Motorists in Johannesburg faced increased traffic congestion on Monday morning as work started on the next phase of the M1 maintenance project, reducing the south-bound highway to only two lanes.

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The hashtag #M1Rehab trended as motorists joined the morning rush hour traffic.

The M1 South was reduced to two lanes between Killarney and the St Andrews Road off-ramp. The south-bound on-ramp from Oxford Road onto the M1 was closed.

The maintenance project was expected to be completed next year.

Motorists were urged to plan their trips to avoid congestion, either by using alternative routes, making use of public transport, or working flexible hours.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency previously apologised for the inconvenience and asked motorists to be patient. It assured drivers that the long-term benefits would outweigh the inconvenience experienced during the maintenance.

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