Road concerns addressed in Ruimsig and Wilgeheuwel

Moira Short, the fundraising manager of Gateway Village which is on Van Dalen South Road, standing by the recently improved traffic lights at the intersection of Van Dalen South and Peter Roads. Photo: Amy Ingram

Improvements to several roads in the Ruimsig and Wilgeheuwel area have been made or will be made in the near future, to the benefit of motorists.

Many residents will be pleased to know that the short timing on the traffic light turning signal at Van Dalen Road South exiting Peter Road in Ruimsig has been rectified. However, the Ward 97 councillor and MMC for Economic Development, Leah Knott, has received more complaints about the additional timing, which has disrupted traffic on Peter Road. This has been reported to the Joburg Road Agency (JRA).

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Additionally in Ruimsig, the traffic light installation at Handicap and Hendrik Potgieter Roads has resulted in the stop street on Handicap being moved to Hole-In-One Road, giving motorists on Handicap the right of way. Knott originally suggested the intersection should become a four-way stop and the JRA is currently looking into the matter.

JRA has also undertaken to complete an updated traffic study on During and Paul Kruger Roads in Wilgeheuwel. The outcome of this study will determine whether a four-way stop is necessary at this intersection. A traffic light at this intersection is not a possibility as it falls between two sets of traffic lights over a minimal distance. Paul Kruger Road is also an arterial route and thus does not qualify for traffic calming measures in the form of speed humps.

Progress on this study will be communicated to residents.

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