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FF Plus ensures that R28 is safe once again

On Monday (12 March 2018), the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport complied with the FF Plus’s request to ensure the safety of the detour that is currently being used while the R28 is being repaired.

Motorists are forced to use a detour of 15 kilometres that passes by Hillshaven and then links up with the provincial road again.

Philip van Staden, FF Plus MPL in the Gauteng Legislature, recently requested the MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, to visit the area. His request was complied with and after a thorough inspection a technical engineer, Mr Midiaifani Ramabulana, recommended that urgent safety measures must be implemented.

The Department undertook to do everything in its power to immediately put up warning signs at the sharp bend in the road, to put rumbling rubber strips on the tar road and to repair street lights.

The FF Plus welcomes the fact that the Department of Roads and Transport is taking the matter seriously. People paid with their lives before the provincial government realised how unsafe the road is.

The FF Plus is continually busy pointing out problems and making recommendations to the provincial government to ensure road safety.

The R28 is a main route from Potchefstroom, Krugersdorp, Randfontein, Westonaria and links up with the N1, so it is a road with heavy traffic. Accidents on our roads is one of the greatest factors contributing to deaths in South Africa and, therefore, the Department of Roads and Transport must ensure that all roads are safe to travel on at all times.

The FF Plus will continue to put pressure on the government so make sure that misadministration does not occur and that tax payers’ money is used with care.

Contact details: 060 556 4347

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