Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
For immediate release
5 July 2018

As part of the City of Joburg’s Rea Vaya BRT project along the Louis Botha Development Corridor, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) – is starting with construction of the Watt Street Interchange in Wynberg.

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.

Due to the scale of this development we are making the public aware of the temporary road closing of along Pretoria Main Road, from Arkwright Avenue to Thora Crescent.

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 says, Christo Botes, Chief Executive Officer of the JDA.

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, and pointsmen will be deployed to assist with the flow of traffic at key intersections, added Botes.

Detailed traffic and pedestrian management plans can be downloaded on, updates can be found on Facebook (Johannesburg Development Agency).

Issued by:
Johannesburg Development Agency
Susan Monyai

More information regarding the project and road closures can be obtained by emailing

Download Watt Avenue Interchange Traffic Diversions – PDF