JDA to start construction of R260m Watt Interchange

20 March 2018

City of Johannesburginfrastructure development entity, the Joburg Development Agency (JDA), will start construction on the R260-million Watt Interchange next month, with construction expected to be completed in June 2019.

This forms part of Work Package 15K for Section 15 of Phase 1C of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system from Arkwright avenue to Chadwick avenue along Old Pretoriaroad, in Wynberg, Sandton.

The scope of work includes demolishing the existing bridge and interchange at Watt street; the construction of the new east-west link from Rautenbach avenue to Watt street with a new at grade intersection on Pretoria Main road; and the construction of new BRT lanes and an “underground” station below the new grade intersection. 

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