PRESS RELEASE January 2019

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) is committed to providing well maintained and safe road infrastructure for all road users. Currently, some of the roads are damaged by potholes that need urgent attention. A substantial number of roads have deteriorated to a level that reconstruction has become necessary to hold the road.

The JRA is aware of the amount of potholes on the city’s roads.  The recent heavy down pours accelerated the formation of potholes in areas where the road surface has aged.  To effectively repair the potholes the road surface must be dry.  The process of road surfacing drying typically takes approximately 3 days after the last down pour.  The JRA will repair the potholes as soon as the road surface is dry.  Furthermore, the JRA will continue to monitor and make safe areas where there are potholes.    

“The JRA endeavors to address roads related maintenance issues as effectively as possible. The safety of road users is JRA’s priority.” said JRA’s Managing Director, Goodwill Mbatha.

The JRA apologises to all road users for the inconvenience caused. Follow the JRA for the latest developments, journey planning tips, alternative routes, and traffic advisory via

  • Website: www.jra.org.za
  • Twitter: @MyJra,
  • Facebook: Johannesburg Roads Agency
  • Email hotline@jra.org.za,
  • JRA Find&Fix mobile app                                                              

About the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) The JRA is a City-owned agency responsible for the maintenance, repair and development of Johannesburg’s road network and storm water infrastructure, including bridges and culverts, traffic lights and signage. The organisation is committed to providing quality roads that are accessible, safe and liveable for our communities.

Issued by:

Goodwill Mbatha

Managing Director

Johannesburg Roads Agency

Tel:   011 298 5010/082 696 1157

Email: abodibe@jra.org.za 

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