Centenary Road extension and associated links complete

Zendai Development South Africa, currently involved in the initial stages of regeneration of the Modderfontein area, north east of Johannesburg undertook both the design and construction of the Centenary Road extension on behalf of Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA). Construction on the R45 million extension of Centenary Road in Modderfontein has now been completed and the road is open to the public.

The 2km road completes a link from Modderfontein road (R25) adjacent Linbro and will ultimately offer alternate access to and from the N3. The Centenary Road will also alleviate traffic on internal roads and should ease current traffic congestion in the area. The project was constructed in 2 phases. The first phase connects Modderfontein to Linbro area and the second phase connects Centenary to High Street in Modderfontein.

Construction was awarded (by tender) to Midrand based Probuild Construction Group.

Anthony Diepenbroek, CEO of Zendai Development SA said, “This project is one of our first and is an important milestone for the envisioned development of the Modderfontein area.”

“The road offers an alternate access to Modderfontein, and will in the longer term, alleviate congestion on internal roads by serving as a main access point to the development and the proposed Modderfontein Gautrain Station,” he added.

Modderfontein is strategically located in the Gauteng province and its strong connections to major transport infrastructure and surrounding nodes ensures that it supports economic growth not only in Johannesburg, but also in the province. It’s strategic location and direct linkages to O.R. Tambo International Airport and the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis provides the opportunity to accommodate land use activities relating to the freight and logistics market.

The Modderfontein Master Plan considers the integration of transport and residential land use planning to ensure a development with excellent access to public and non-motorised transport facilities allowing an appropriate level of access.

Zendai’s master planning for the Modderfontein area currently under review by CoJ outlines several key functional districts, namely – financial and commercial district, tourism and leisure district, a retirement community, various residential offerings, light industrial and logistic parks, and an educational precinct.