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2011-08-30: JMPD, JRA and City Power join forces to improve mobility in the city

THE multi departmental approach in ensuring visible service delivery is another way in which the City wants to ensure improved mobility.  The JRA teams have been working tirelessly to meet the set targets for its 90 days service delivery programme which was launched in July, while not forgetting to continue with their normal day-to-day projects.

The JRA has made significant progress in improving the state of our traffic signal network in the City.  In just under 30 days, out of the targeted 40 intersections, 8 intersections have been fitted with remote monitoring systems. In terms of Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) 34 intersections have been completed from the targeted 116 intersections. A total of 134 intersections have been fitted with LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) lamps. This type of lamps are more visible and use less energy, environmentally friendly and last longer than conventional incandescent halogen lamps.

In conjunction with JMPD seven motorbikes have been made available to JMPD officers to assist technicians to get to affected areas as fast as possible. On Monday, 29 August 2011 the scooter programme will kicked off in Region F and delays for JRA technicians to get to sites will be a thing of the past.

In cases where traffic signals are not functioning due to power outages, City Power has partnered with JRA to assist with restoration of power at the affected intersections by providing seven technicians to cover the seven Regions of the City to improve traffic flow during power interruptions. While City Power technicians are working on power restoration, two JMPD officers will be assigned to that intersection to perform traffic control duties during peak hour periods.

JRA has also strengthened its Road Ambassador programme where employees report service defects that they pick up along their travelling routes from the identified 200 critical main roads. Ambassadors have taken ownership of these roads and it is their responsibility to ensure that the roads they have adopted are pothole free and any faulty signals are attended to as soon as possible.  

The JRA urges members of the community to report any road related service defects or theft and vandalism to: (011) 375 5555 or to the nearest police station.

Issued by:
Johannesburg Roads Agency

Issued on behalf of:
Councilor Rehana Moosajee
Member of the Mayoral Committee

For further information contact:
Advocate Thulani Makhubela
Tel: 011 298 5063​