New bridge to cut Joburg traffic chaos
Traffic flow through Midrand will soon be less chaotic because a new R160-million highway overpass bridge is being built by the developers of Waterfall City.
The 115.8-m-long Bridal Veil road overpass bridge was developed by Atterbury Property Development and engineers Aecom on behalf of Attacq, the exclusive holder of the development rights of Waterfall City.
The bridge would carry four lanes of traffic – two in each direction, a pedestrian walkway, a cycle track and a raised centre median, resulting in a width of 22.7 m.
Construction commenced in November 2014 and was expected to be completed in March 2016. The development was being undertaken in strategic phases to reduce disruption to traffic on the N1 while the overpass bridge was being built.
Situated south of the Allandale interchange and north of the Buccleuch interchange, the overpass would create a direct link between Midrand and Waterfall City.
The Waterfall City development spans land on both sides of the N1 highway, from the Woodmead interchange in the south through the Buccleuch interchange to the Allandale interchange in the north, and spans from Modderfontein in the east to beyond Kyalami in the west.