Herman Mashaba’s Plan To Fight Johannesburg Traffic
Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, means business and plans to eradicate Johannesburg traffic woes.
Published: Thursday, March 16th 2017
Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba announced his plan to tackle Johannesburg traffic yesterday. In particular the city’s traffic light challenges.
Through the Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA), the city said it will work to combat the challenge of traffic signal downtime. Especially at key Johannesburg traffic intersections.
“Traffic light outages are among the top frustrations for Joburg residents and visitors to our city. Up until now, we addressed issues of downed traffic lights by simply joining cables in the event of an electrical fault," said Mashaba.
R6 Million Allocated To Ease Johannesburg Traffic
The city’s recent budget adjustment has allocated R6 million to replace cabling at traffic intersections as part of the city’s 'no-join policy'.
“Each join in the cabling of a traffic light is an electrical weakness in the circuit. It makes it vulnerable to rain, electrical surges and lightening. The no-join policy launched today serves to reduce the high number of electrical faults over time for the most critical high volume intersections in the city,” the mayor said.