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Jean Avenue opened again

6 June 2012 No Comment

The City of Tshwane had for the last eight months been very busy working to rehabilitate the sinkhole on Jean Avenue.

The final asphalt road surface layer was laid and the road markings re-instated to the opening of the road to traffic on 1 June 2012.

The rehabilitation work involved re-instatement of all services and infrastructure that were moved or damaged in the sinkhole, such as water and storm-water pipes, electricity cables, as well as sidewalks, the median island and permanent road signage.

This sinkhole was the most complex feature that the City have had to rehabilitate to date, due a number of inter-dependencies such as the services and infrastructure that were damaged and affected, the disruptions to traffic as well as the large volumes of material that had to be excavated and re-compacted.

The excavation was 40m long and 22m wide and to an average depth of 9m.

The sinkhole was contained within the road reserve and none of the adjacent buildings were affected.

The City of Tshwane thanks the public for their patience and co-operation over the closure of Jean Avenue for the past eight months.

The City will endeavour to minimise any further disruptions to the traffic flow whilst completing the services re-instatement and finishing works to get it to permanent operations.

Motorists are requested to be cautious and patient during this transition period.

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