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M2 road closure: JHB motorists urged to use alternative routes

Some motorists have warned that alternative backroads are not safe with criminal activity a regular feature.

Officials inspect the Selby bridge as part of the M2 full closure. Picture:@MyJRA/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - With the M2 set to remain closed until October, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has encouraged motorists to use the N1, N3 and N12 highways when travelling into the city centre.

Some motorists have warned that alternative back roads are not safe amid criminal activity.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said officers will be on duty on Friday morning to monitor the traffic flow.

“There are far more traffic lights than there are officers. We have 70 traffic warders that we are currently using for directing traffic and we are going to deploy 80 metro police officers strategically for crime prevention to assist where it is possible. We would really like for the general public to make use of the N3.”

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)