Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has started work on upgrades to the Harrison Street and Queen Elizabeth bridges in the inner city.
The two bridges form part of the city’s arterial transportation network and are located in Braamfontein, north of the Johannesburg central business district.
Both bridges are ageing and deteriorating and require urgent repairs and rehabilitation.
JRA announced that a traffic accommodation plan is in place and will be active until the end of June 2017. Temporary road warning signs and barricades have been installed.
Pedestrian movement will not be affected as access is accommodated on Cork Avenue.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution while using the bridges.
Queen Elizabeth Bridge
• One slow lane will be closed to traffic from 09:30 until 14:30 and from 19:00 until 05:00.
• Lane closures will not be implemented during peak hour traffic so as to avoid traffic congestion.
• One slow lane will be closed to traffic from 19:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday.
Harrison Street Bridge
• Temporary road warning signs and barricades have been installed.
• One lane will be permanently closed for the duration of the construction period.