Joburg invests R42m to improve traffic flow and broaden economic activity

The Democratic Alliance is pleased with the continued work of the DA-led City of Johannesburg administration, which always puts the people first by investing in infrastructure that broadens and contributes to economic activity.

The City’s MMC for Transport, Cllr Nonhlanhla Makhuba, stated that the R42 million upgrade to Midrand’s busy Le Roux Avenue on the R101 “is aimed at addressing congestion during peak periods and significantly reducing travelling times for the Midrand community.”

According to the TomTom Traffic Index (TTTI) 2017, Johannesburg commuters spend on average 141 hours every year in traffic, this has a significant impact on productivity, the transport of good and services, and the economy as whole. Therefore the reduction of traffic congestion in the country’s Economic Capital, specifically in an area that links the Administrative and Economic Capitals, should not be understated.

Under the former ANC administration the infrastructure investment and development backlog grew; this particular project was delayed for 5 years. The DA-led administration is therefore working to reduce this backlog, because an investment in infrastructure is an investment in the economy and the future.

The DA is committed to transforming the country’s cities into centres of economic growth and job creation, though, inter alia, infrastructure investment.