Pretoria Main Road, R101, Midrand, Gauteng, Allandale Roads, gauteng traffic police, Sello Maremane, road closure alert, partial road closure

The corner of R101 and Allandale Roads is closed for the overhead powerline to be dismantled and replaced. Photo: Alexis2k / Flickr

THIS Midrand road is partially closed until Sunday at 17:00

A portion of the R101 in Midrand (Pretoria Main Road) was closed on Saturday at 8:00 and is expected to reopen on Sunday at 17:00.

Pretoria Main Road, R101, Midrand, Gauteng, Allandale Roads, gauteng traffic police, Sello Maremane, road closure alert, partial road closure

The corner of R101 and Allandale Roads is closed for the overhead powerline to be dismantled and replaced. Photo: Alexis2k / Flickr

On Saturday and Sunday, 17 and 18 September, the R101 (Pretoria Main road) in Midrand will be partially closed.

Corner of R101 and Allandale CLOSED

Reports state that the road closure is to allow work on the overhead powerline on the corners of the R101 and Allandale Roads, Midrand, reports TimesLIVE. Spokesperson for the Gauteng traffic police Sello Maremane said the road closure started on Saturday at 8:00 and is expected to conclude on Sunday at 17:00.

The work conducted during this time includes the dismantling of the overhead power conductor and installing a new one. This is done to supply the electricity in the area. Maremane assured motorists that traffic police will be monitoring and controlling traffic at the affected section of the road.

Alternative routes are advised

Motorists have been urged to adhere to the alerts about the road closure. Those who do use the area that is closed are urged to make use of alternative routes and a detour through Bridal Veli Road. 

The Gauteng Traffic Police urge motorists along the R101 Road to make use of alternative routes and a detour via Bridal Veli Road, about 2km from the freeway. We urge motorists to plan their trips well in advance, exercising extreme caution and adhering to the general speed limit,” said Maremane. 

CT reminds residents to comment on Voortrekker Road upgrade

In other news, it was reported that the City of Cape Town (CoCT) has urged the public to comment on proposals to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety on Voortrekker Road. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility Councillor Rob Quintas said they intend to upgrade a section of Voortrekker Road in Maitland and Kensington. 

Quintas said that the upgrades form part of the City’s Congestion Relief Programme. Voortrekker Road is an important road between the eastern and western suburbs. It connects people from Kuils River and Bellville with Parow, Goodwood, Epping and Observatory. 

Quintas said the 1964 road scheme was reviewed and that he is now encouraging the public to comment on the proposed upgrades that form part of their new concept design. Read the full story here.