The resurfacing of Cawdor is finally nearing completion and residents are asking why was these fairly quiet road chosen for such major reconstruction? Here's Councillor Martin William's response:
"Cawdor was selected based on a 'Visual Condition Index' (VCI). This index is an indication of how poor the condition of the road is. Normally if the VCI is below 45% then the road would need to be reconstructed. Cawdor Avenue had a VCI of 22%.
The Johannesburg Road Agency appointed a Consultant to visually survey the streets in the City of Johannesburg. The consultant compiled a comprehensive list of the streets and their associated VCIs. The top 20 streets with the lowest VCIs were chosen to be reconstructed.
When the contractor, AECOM, was appointed they were issued this priority list to take these projects forward from detailed design to construction. Unfortunately the budget only allowed 4-5 roads to be constructed each financial year. Cawdor Avenue, together with four other streets, are essentially phase two of the priority list.
All the roads selected were selected based on practical engineering requirements and not for other reasons."
|BEAGLE CONTROL ROOM: 011 678 1972 www.beaglewatch.co.za|
|HGC Committee: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|Flying Squad: 10 111|
|Randburg SAPS vehicles: 071 675 7115 / 6|
City: 011 375 5911
ER24: 084 124
Netcare 911: 082 911
|Randburg Police: 011 449 9115 / 9110 / 9117 10111 for an emergency|
|Joburg Metro Police: 011 375 5911|
|Ward Councillor: 083 459 6152 Martin Williams firstname.lastname@example.org|
Joburg call centre:
Includes City Parks and Pikitup See Community Info --> Overview section for a full list of numbers
011 375 5555
|Electricity Issues: http://www.citypower.co.za and click "Fault Reporting" or on mobile http://citypower.mobi|
|Road Issues: email@example.com|
|Environmental Contraventions: 011 587 4232 1st point of contact for any issues arising from the Health Act (noise, restaurants, unsanitary backyards etc) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pollution: 011 226 8328 WisemanN@joburg.org.za|
|Revenue Queries: 011 375 5555|
|Traffic Signs and Markings: Jurie Swart JRA - Assistant Manager, Traffic Signs and Markings section for Region B email@example.com|
|Region B Contacts and Information: http://hurlingham.alpha.structureit.net/media/48375/Region-B.pdf|
|Building regulations: 011 407 6111|
|Eskom: 086 003 7566|