Joburg M2 roadworks – What you need to know – TopAuto
logo
Latest News
Follow
Friday / 27 May 2022
HomeNewsJoburg M2 roadworks – What you need to know

Joburg M2 roadworks – What you need to know

Motorists are advised to expect possible traffic delays on the M2 in Johannesburg, resulting from lane and road closures from today, 7 March.

Construction work is currently being done between Maritzburg and the Crown Interchange along the M2 in Johannesburg.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has stated that the roadworks are part of a long-term rehabilitation of the M2 to keep the ageing infrastructure serviceable and functional for motorists.

The construction work will replace the existing road surface in an attempt to reduce the need for constant road repairs.

The rehabilitation plan is expected to continue until June 2022.

Traffic management plan

The contractors working on the road will be operating during the day and at night, said the JRA.

Motorists can expect partial lane closures between 09:00 and 16:00 (dayshift) – and the JRA said there should be two lanes open at any given time during the dayshift.

At night, between 21:00 and 04:00, only one lane will be operational.

The following roads will see lane closures:

  • M2 Eastbound from Crown Interchange to Maritzburg Street (Kazerne Viaduct)  – restricted to two lanes instead of three lanes.
  • M2 Westbound from Maritzburg Street (Kazerne Viaduct) to Ussher Street (near Crown Interchange) – will use two lanes instead of three lanes.

Road closures

The following roads will also see closures:

  • Closure 1+2: M1 Southbound to M2 East and Simmonds Street
  • Closure 3: Berea on-ramp onto M2 Eastbound
  • Closure 4: Kazerne off-ramp to Maritzburg Street
  • Closure 5: Maritzburg Street on-ramp to M2 Westbound
  • Closure 6+7: Stott Street on-ramp to M2 Westbound

Future closures

The East and West main carriageways will remain open to traffic for the duration of the rehabilitation works, said the JRA.

Several ramps will be periodically closed, however, and traffic diversions will be implemented for such scenarios.

The ramps are:

  • Rissik Street off-ramp from M2 East
  • Maritzburg Street on-ramp to M2 West
  • Maritzburg Street off-ramp from M2 East
  • Stott Street on-ramp to M2 West

Road safety

For motorists’ safety, the following precautions will be implemented:

  • Road signs along the entire highway.
  • Safety instructions during construction activities.
  • Sufficient visibility along the road.
  • Speed humps where required.
  • Safe-stop signs.
  • Provision of pedestrian paths.
  • Provision of speed control areas.
Show comments