Motorists have been warned of a massive sinkhole in Roodepoort, on Miles Stoker Road, leading towards Dumat Street and the Roodepoort CBD. As per Jacaranda FM, Johannesburg Metro police spokesperson Xolani Fihla confirmed that officers had been deployed to the scene to redirect traffic while the Johannesburg Roads Agency officials assessed the extent of the damage.
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has, with immediate effect, closed one lane of Miles
Stoker Road, Roodepoort due to a sinkhole which has developed in the area. pic.twitter.com/U6oCQ7dvYZ
— Joburg Roads Agency (@MyJRA) July 26, 2023
Last year, Roodepoort experienced another infrastructure incident when the bridge on Hendrik Potgieter Road partially collapsed during torrential rain. Fortunately, the ongoing construction of the bridge linking Johannesburg to Krugersdorp in Mogale City will end in October.
The authorities have urged motorists using the affected stretch of Miles Stoker Road to drive with extra caution and follow the redirection measures in place.
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