Below is information received from City of Johannesburg regarding updates to the Greenside Roads Upgrade Project. Should you have any concerns or questions please e-mail the project Community Liaison Officer at GreensideCLO@gmail.com.
Greenside: Road Upgrade Project – Project Update Newsletter 1 05/02/2020
As a resident who may make use of the affected area in Greenside for commuting, please be aware of the road upgrade project which will be commencing shortly. This will affect Gleneagles road from the corner of Barry Hertzog to the intersection of Greenway (traffic circle) – ie along the restaurant and business strip and additional work on the intersection of Gleneagles and Greenfield roads.
Please be aware that there will be disruption to traffic flow and the road will be narrowed in places during construction with workmen and heavy machinery present at times.
We would like to request that you consider alternative routes during this project to minimise your inconvenience.
The project duration is set for 6 months.
Some key changes that will take place:
1. Gleneagles road will be adjusted to allow a dual lane on the Northern side of the road
2. The traffic circle and islands at Greenway and Gleneagles will be removed and the intersection controlled by traffic lights with new lanes
3. Glenside road will be closed at Gleneagles
4. The sidewalk from the circle to the intersection of Barry Hertzog will be widened with pedestrian friendly features
5. There will be raised pedestrian crossings at various points for safe pedestrian access
6. New road markings for additional traffic lanes and changed traffic flow.
7. A new storm water drain and pipe will be laid across (under) Gleneagles road
Please see below for a more detailed overview of this project.
Please be assured that the project team will aim to keep disruption as low as possible but due to the nature of the works, there will definitely be traffic disruption for significant portions. There will also be no parking along that stretch of road for the duration of the project – as the parking areas will be needed for crew and equipment.
Should you have any concerns or questions please e-mail the project Community Liaison Officer at GreensideCLO@gmail.com.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this upgrade project.
The objective of the current project is to reduce the challenge experienced for on-street parking and creating a public space at Gleneagles rd.
The idea is to formalize parking at Pirates Club for temporary and permanent parking for the staff at the businesses.
A tuk-tuk service managed by the business collective will operate between Pirates Club and the Gleneagles business area. The CoJ will not be responsible for the management of the tuk-tuk service but will only provide an enabling environment via its public environment upgrade infrastructure development.
The Civil Engineer outlined the identified affected routes by the project as; Glenside rd, Gleneagles rd, Greenway, Cruden Bay rd & Greenfield rd.
There will be permanent road closures on Glenside rd and Mowbray rd. The Mowbray rd road closure is designed according to the application done by the Greenside Residents Association and subsequent recommendation by CoJ Development Planning, JRA and JPC in 2016.
The sidewalk upgrades are on one side of the roads as indicated in the drawing contained in the presentation. The sidewalk with will remain the same except for the public square which will take space from the roads to consolidate the open spaces.
Street furniture will be made available at the public square, with careful consideration not to create a permanently habitable space for the homeless people.
The scope of works includes installation of traffic signals at the tram-circle intersection as well as the Glenside and Greenfield intersection.
The Pirates Club parking area will be upgraded and resurfaced to accommodate 88 parking bays, and a tuk-tuk stop.
Here is the link to a google folder with the final drawings –