Gauteng Premier David Makhura and MEC for Public Transport and Roads and Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo officially opened the revamped R114 Road (P39 Road) between Johannesburg and Mogale cities on Thursday.
The R114 Road serves as a major artery between Johannesburg and the North West Province and provides an alternative to the N14 freeway.
Works included rehabilitating the road surface and reconstructing its intersection with Cedar Road to improve safety in the area.
Other works included the construction of edge beams; reinstating road markings and damaged signs; repairing guardrails; cleaning the road reserve; cleaning and repairing drainage structures; and constructing new ones.
Speaking at the ribbon-cutting event, Premier Makhura said roads are important catalysts for investment and unlocking economic growth.
“We remain committed to providing good quality roads across the province,” Makhura said.
“The West Rand is one of the regions with infrastructure backlogs and we have intensified efforts to deliver infrastructure projects that will drive economic growth in the area.
“We also need renewable energy sources and smart technologies that will assist us to boost the economy, attract investors and create jobs. “
The Premier cautioned against project stoppages, saying they only serve to delay service delivery and job creation opportunities.
MEC Mamabolo said that the refurbished road will provide relief to road users through improved mobility, reduced travel times, enhanced driving experience as well as facilitate easy access to business, residential and agricultural estates.