Roads closed due to partial collapse of dam wall at Benoni Lake

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department has closed Bunyan and Tom Jones roads in Benoni, as well as the nearby N12 on- and off-ramps, following the appearance of cracks in a dam wall.

The city said in a statement on Wednesday that technicians were on site, “to reduce the overflowing water levels at the Benoni Lake by pumping the water from the lake”.

“This will allow the personnel on site to commence with the rehabilitation of the damaged concrete slabs, once the water level is reduced. This is to prevent the dam spillway from collapsing.” 

The road closure follows an alert from residents on social media during Christmas.

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