By Kingsol Chabalala MPL, DA Evaton Constituency Head:
The DA in Gauteng is delighted to announce that through our sustained pressure, the Department of Roads and Transport will finally install traffic lights at the intersection of the Golden Highway and Easton road, Evaton.
This notorious intersection has seen a host of incidents over the years, and the DA has been instrumental in raising this issue on various government platforms since 2011.
In September last year Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi announced that engineers were sent on a site visit, and that measures would be taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists at this intersection.
While the DA welcomed this intervention, we continued to pressure the MEC to for a more permanent solution and to assess the need for traffic lights and traffic calming measures.
The assessment was carried out, and the process to install the traffic lights will commence at the end of September.
While this decision will at last bring a degree of safety to this dangerous intersection, the DA is mindful of the fact that our work here is not done – and we will keep this intersection on our watch-list continue to ensure the safety of all motorists and pedestrians who cross it as they go about their daily business.