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The Johannesburg Roads Agency spent an intensive two days fixing the roads in Protea Glen. Work included resurfacing Emdeni Bridge.
POTHOLES were repaired and road markings were painted in Protea Glen by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) as part of a Letsema programme, over the weekend.


Roads are spruced upRoads get a clean-upOn 14 and 15 May, JRA staff – including managers – descended on Protea Glen streets to repair damaged roads. Protea Glen Extension 4 and 11 main roads, as well as Emdeni Bridge, were targeted.

Letsema is a Sotho word meaning “working together”.

“The aim of this programme is to rehabilitate our roads by putting up road signage, closing potholes, road marking, patching of roads, unblocking drains, removing illegal advertising as well as resurfacing some major roads and Emdeni Bridge,” said Micheal Siphiwo Mxhosa, the head of Region D, in which Protea Glen falls.

Seeing the amount of damage on Protea Glen roads, the JRA opted to spend an intensive two days working to revamp the road network in the township, according to Mxhosa.

Drivers showed their gratitude to the JRA workers by hooting and verbally commending them.

Bheki Mtshana, a driver and a resident of Protea Glen, thanked the City for the programme. “We are very happy that the JRA is finally answering our complaints about the unworthiness of our roads,” he said.

The JRA is a City entity that is responsible for planning, designing and maintaining Joburg’s road infrastructure. It manages about 9 435 kilometres of roads, 1 986 traffic light intersections and 804 bridges and culverts, as well as 3 493 kilometres of storm water drains.

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