R55 intersection to close until 14 December

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    The construction will take place from 29 October until 14 December.
     
    Traffic will be restricted on some parts of the R55 to level the hump in the middle of the intersection on Main Road.
    This will be planned in two phases, which began on 29 October and will continue until 14 December.
    Phase 4A
    In phase 4A, the R55 from Kyalami Estate towards the R55/Main intersection will be closed for the construction (dark green areas on the map). Traffic will still be able to travel on the southern carriageway.
     
    The R55 running from Kyalami Estate towards the R55 and Main Road intersection will be closed for traffic. All traffic will be running on the southern carriageway (R55 and Main Road intersection towards Kyalami Estate). The construction area has been marked in dark green for ease of reference.
     
    Traffic coming from Lonehill Bryanston towards Kyalami will be in two lanes then reducing to one lane to turn left on the R55 towards Pretoria, and one lane to turn right into the R55 towards Kyalami Estate or go straight into the newly constructed Ethel Avenue.
     
    One lane will be closed for traffic traveling from Midrand towards Lonehill Bryanston on Ethel Avenue towards the R55 and Main Road intersection.
     
    Phase 4B
    Phase 4B will be similar to phase 4A, except that traffic from the Lonehill/Bryanston area heading towards Kyalami is no longer confined to a single lane.
     
    The R55 running from Kyalami Estate towards the R55 and Main Road intersection will be closed for traffic. All traffic will be running on the southern carriageway (R55 and Main Road intersection towards Kyalami Estate). One lane will be closed for traffic traveling from Midrand towards Lonehill Bryanston on Ethel Avenue towards the R55 and Main Road intersection.
     
    Pieter Botha, CEO of Balwin Properties which is responsible for the construction, said the aim of the layouts and timelines were to inform and caution all road users of the effect that such works will have on their daily traveling routes. He said Balwin Properties understood the frustration experienced by motorists due to traffic congestion in Johannesburg and it did fully sympathize with motorists’ feelings on the matter.
     
    “Although this will have a short-term negative impact on road users, it must be remembered that in the long term, the upgrade will provide better traffic management by reducing the congestion currently experienced by all road users,” he said.
     
    “Unfortunately, to reap the long-term benefits of these upgrades, a short-term sacrifice has to be made, and Balwin Properties sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused to all road users. However, we will ensure that the road upgrades are done as efficiently as possible and that the impact on all road users is mitigated as far as possible.”
     
    This is how the road will look once construction is completed in mid-December.