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​​The Joburg Development Agency has begun work on phase 1 of the Louis Botha Storm Water upgrade on behalf of the City of Johannesburg this month. 

The R15 million construction will is expected to take eight months, will cover:                                                            
​Section A: Sinkhole at No. on 5th Street 
Section B: Sinkhole at No.26 Shipstone Lane, Victoria
Section C: Sinkhole at 5th Avenue next Paterson Park Fence
Section D: Eastern Culvert storm water upgrade (infrastructure reinstatement within Paterson Park)
​Section E: Repair of collapsed retaining wall next to No.45 Oakland Road, Orchards in open Channel.

​The storm water upgrade will include curbs, gutters, drains, piping, and collection systems.

This process will reduce and treats storm water at its source while also providing multiple community benefits such as:
Reducing localised flooding
Improving community aesthetics
Encouraging more neighborhood socialization
Improving economic health by increasing property values and providing jobs opportunities for small businesses

The scope of works for this financial year is to complete detailed design and commence with construction on the identified priority areas which we refer to as Phase 1. The project will be implemented in phases over three financial years.