Sinkhole will be fixed – ward councillor

Ward 102 councillor David Potter stands at the intersection of Republic and Main roads, a yellow barrier can be seen blocking the sinkhole in the background.

A dangerous sinkhole on Republic Road is being attended to, according to the local ward councillor.

A yellow barrier has been placed on Republic Road to notify road users of the danger, but at the same time allowing the use of both lanes.

A yellow barrier has been placed over a sinkhole on Republic Road to notify road users of the danger.

Ward 102 councillor, David Potter said, “The sinkhole on Republic Road in Bordeaux has been escalated to the Johannesburg Roads Agency by my office. Various site inspections have taken place.”

Following the recent holiday season, the JRA depot staff have now returned from leave and are attending to the backlog of road defects, including a variety of sinkholes and other issues across Randburg and the city.

On 9 November last year, the City of Johannesburg reported a R170 billion infrastructure backlog.

Potter said, “I am hopeful that the JRA will open up the sinkhole, repair it as quickly as possible and reinstate the road, however, this depends on the extent of the damage under the road surface.”

Potter encouraged motorists to be patient, and slow down as they approach the area around the sinkhole.

Updates to follow from the Johannesburg Roads Agency.

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Reuven Blignault

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