The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has appealed to motorists making use of the R28 to exercise patience and caution due to the current rehabilitation project taking place along that route.
Located between Sebokeng and Westonaria, south west of Johannesburg, the R28 has degraded over the years as a result of increased road usage by heavy duty trucks, particularly from the mines and farms in the area.
"The single carriageway provides a bypass for road traffic from the south of Johannesburg to the N12 and the North West Province. It essentially supports the agricultural and mining sectors of the economy," said Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi.
The project scope includes significant road works along 29 kilometres; reinstating road markings and signage; replacing damaged signs and guardrails; clearing the road reserve and drainage structures, and cutting overgrown grass.
The MEC reiterated his call to motorists to familiarise themselves with planned lane reductions or road closures during off-peak and peak times.
He further encouraged motorists to plan their routes in advance to avoid delays and consider alternative routes.
Motorists are further cautioned to exercise patience as the department is currently undertaking a number of road rehabilitation projects which are at various stages of construction.