Major redevelopment in Sandton – what to expect

 ·4 Oct 2022

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) will be launching a project to install Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) stations in Sandton this month, which will impact traffic and thoroughfare on key routes in the city.

The stations will be built between Sandton Drive and Katherine Street, the group said, with the project commencing in October.

The JDA said that the development will involve the relocation of existing services, widening roadworks and installing a median station building when the roadworks have been advanced.

Handover to the main contractor will initially focus on relocation of services in the road median and sidewalks, including water, electrical, gas lines and fibre optic cables. The initial part of the project includes road widening in sections of the affected road for five to six months.

The overall project of the Sandton stations is earmarked for a 15-month period.

The JDA said that there will be designated traffic accommodation in place from the commencement of the construction and throughout site activity.

“This is to protect and maintain a safe passage of traffic within the remaining part of the affected area, as well as pedestrian thoroughfare,” it said.

The project involves the erection of the BRT station building in the road median with two station modules like the one in Katherine Street. As well as at designated intervals along the BRT route that goes through the Wynberg, Balfour, Orange Grove, Berea area back to the Joburg CBD.

The new stations will have dedicated BRT bus docking and bypass lanes in the road median on either side of the station and two outer mixed traffic lanes to maintain traffic around the station and pedestrian crossing to and from the Sandton mall.

“Sandton is the economic hub of Johannesburg. The project team intends to form a project steering committee to include the contractors, City representatives and the various Sandton stakeholder formations,” the JDA said.

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