R6 million set aside for Joburg's traffic signal improvement plan, says MMC

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has vowed to fix broken traffic lights across the city.

The Johannesburg Roads Agency says it has received additional funding from the City’s budget to address road infrastructure backlogs.

The City says that by addressing traffic light challenges will not only reduce congestion, but stimulate economic growth.

The City's MMC for Transport Nonhlanhla Makhuba says the new administration has set aside R6 million in additional funds to implement the traffic signal improvement plan.

We are going to be reducing the issues of non-function traffic signals in the city, but it won't happen over night. It will take time.

Nonhlanhla Makhuba, Mayoral committee member for transport

Makhuba advises that the budget will not resolve all the infrastructure challenges, which include cable theft.

There have been numerous complaints about traffic lights in the city that have not been working for long periods of time.

Take a listen to Nonhlanhla Makhuba explain the changes to come:


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