A LOT of traffic lights in Gauteng are broken, which causes a lot of traffic jams.

However, traffic jams might soon be things of the past,

as Gauteng Roads and Transport has committed to intensify efforts with repairs and render maintenance services for defective traffic signals along provincial routes.

MEC for public transport and roads infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo has assured motorists his department was hard at work at maintenance and repair of defective traffic lights along provincial roads.

“An audit of defective signals has been concluded, with the maintenance and repairs scheduled to resume in earnest this week.”

People complained roads also have many potholes due to heavy rain and this affected them.

Mamabolo said the department’s emergency road maintenance teams, as part of the #SmartMobility programme, dedicated extra capacity for road maintenance. “They are continuing to attend to damages caused to infrastructure by heavy rainfall over the past weeks.” he said.

He also urged motorists to be extremely cautious and responsible when driving in rainy conditions.