Joburg Finance MMC prioritises development of road network

Rabelani Dagada says the administration has developed a comprehensive approach to maintaining, developing and expanding the city’s road network.

Johannesburg’s Finance MMC Rabelani Dagada delivering his first budget speech under a coalition government. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg’s Finance MMC Rabelani Dagada says the new administration has developed a comprehensive approach to maintaining, developing and expanding the city’s road network.

On Tuesday, he delivered the first budget speech under a coalition government with more than half of the R55.9 billion budget for the 2017/2018 financial year to be spent on the sustainable services cluster.

Dagada says the transport department alone receives an operating budget of R1.5 billion.

“We’ve allocated R105 million for the installation and repair of broken traffic signals throughout the city. Already, I’m pleased to say that over 70 traffic lights in the city, at key intersections have been re-cabled, producing greater reliability.”