JRA to convert Jan Smuts avenue to a dual carriageway

The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) has developed a draft design for the future upgrading of Jan Smuts avenue to a dual carriageway from Northwold drive to Bolton drive and from Eighth avenue to Kent road in Rosebank, to improve mobility and decrease congestion on the main arterial route. The avenue, which carries around 3 500 vehicles in peak hours, has 18 intersections along its route which links the northern suburbs, including the wider Fourways area to southern suburbs such as Braamfontein and the Johannesburg central business district (CBD). The design for the estimated R87-million project follows a geotechnical study, a traffic count and an investigation of the existing stormwater infrastructure to determine the scope of work required for the upgrade.