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

News Reporter