Midvaal invests R18 million to rehabilitate Meyerton’s Johan Le Roux Road

Midvaal Local Municipality has launched the R18 million rehabilitation of Johan Le Roux Road in Meyerton which plays a critical role in the movement of goods and services essential to the local economy.

The road which also carries heavier loads and experiences increased traffic has over the years deteriorated due to factors such as wear and tear, weather, traffic loads, and other environmental factors. 

The rehabilitation project will involve the complete rebuilding of the road structure, and removal of the existing pavement and base layers by replacing them with new materials. 

Midvaal’s executive mayor, Ald Peter Teixeira said: “Staying true to our concept of investing in the local value chain, at least ten SMMEs were hired. These SMMEs will provide various services such as TLB hire, security, paving, site establishment, and drainage. At least 14 locals were hired to work on the project, and a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) was also appointed from Ward 9. The project is anticipated to take six months to complete. We hereby urge residents and road users to be patient and use alternative routes in the meantime.”

The municipality says it remains committed to investing in the upgrade and maintenance of infrastructure such as roads which do not only play a critical role for residents to move around safely but are also critical in growing the local economy. 

Teixeira concluded: “Well-constructed roads are instrumental in enhancing Midvaal’s appeal to potential investors by facilitating the smooth flow of goods in and out of our region.”

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