29 June 2018
As part of the City of Joburgâ€™s Rea Vaya BRT project along the Louis Botha Development Corridor, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) â€“ is starting with construction of the Watt Street Interchange in Wynberg.
“Due to the scale of this development we are making the public aware of the temporary road closure along Pretoria Main Road, from Arkwright Avenue to Thora Crescent.
To minimise the impact caused to the public, road users and pedestrians please be aware that traffic diversions will be taking place in this area from Thursday, 5 July 2018, with an anticipated construction period of 18 months.
The construction will include the demolishing of the existing bridge and the interchange at Watt Street, the construction of a new link from Rautenbach Avenue to Watt Street with an upgrade intersection on Pretoria Main Road as well as the construction of new BRT lanes and an underground station.
Watt Interchange forms part of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System, Phase 1C which includes the Section 8 trunk route from Sandton to Alexandra along Rivonia and Katherine Drives, and the Section 15 trunk route from Parktown in Johannesburg to Alexandra along Louis Botha Avenue.
The safety of the travelling public, and all affected parties remains the utmost importance to us.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”
See the Pedestrian Management Plan and the Traffic Management Plan on the JDA website www.jda.org.za