Remedial works to the sinkhole along Snake Road (R23) in
Benoni City of Ekurhuleni, are set to resume in February 2020. The works are expected
to be completed later in the year, around July.
Preliminary assessments indicated that the route needed to be
closed because of a sinkhole and for the safety of motorists. Detailed
geotechnical investigations to assess the situation were being carried out. The
road has remained closed between Golden Drive and Pioneer Road.
The sinkhole was estimated to be four metres deep.
According to the geotechnical report, the sinkhole was
caused by water ingress from damaged storm water pipe into erodible fill
Road users are urged to use the Tom Jones offramp when
travelling towards Heidelberg and those from the south are urged to use Pioneer
and turn right to Bunyan Street.
The Department apologises
for the inconvenience and thanks motorists for their understanding.
Source: Gauteng Province