The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will be closing part of the Kaserne Bridge, a section of the M2 motorway, over this weekend.
This after a visual conditions assessment indicated that the structural integrity of the bridge’s concrete elements were severely reduced.
“While undertaking the continuous monitoring exercise at the M2 Kaserne Bridge, JRA engineers realised that parts of the support structure had moved vertically and horizontally, affecting the structural stability of the bridge,” said JRA acting managing director, Goodwill Mbatha. “The safety of the Kaserne Bridge cannot be guaranteed for continuous use by motorists and thus the decision for a sectional closure of the bridge.”
The closure will begin at 04h00 am on Saturday and approximately 200 metres of the bridge will be closed off to traffic. Traffic from the east-bound lanes will be directed onto one of the west-bound lanes to ensure traffic flow in both directions.
Motorists have been urged to reduce speed to 40 kilometres per hour when crossing the bridge section of the motorway.