Alternative routes for Joburg motorists after M2 closure

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The City of Johannesburg has announced the implementation of the full closure of the M2 motorway between Crown Interchange and Maritzburg Street.

The rehabilitation of the route will take months and it expected to start on 28 February until the end of October 2019.

There are over 900 bridges in the city but only six-percent are safety compliant.

In a bid to minimize the inconvenience for motorists using the M2, the city has come up with a traffic accommodation plan to help ease congestion on the road.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO THE M2 WESTBOUND OFF-RAMPS

Heidelberg Road exit to travel south

  • If you have previously used the Heidelberg Road exit to travel south along Heidelberg Road, take the Vickers Road exit to access Heidelberg Road.

Heidelberg Road exit to travel north

  • If you have previously used the Heidelberg Road exit to travel north along Heidelberg Road, towards the CBD or Sandton via Joe Slovo.
  • Drivers are advised to take the Maritzburg Street exit, travel along Maritzburg Street until you reach Anderson Street.
  • Turn left to access the CBD.

Joe Slovo on-ramp

To travel towards Joe Slovo Drive.

  • Turn right onto Nugget Street.
  • Turn right onto Marshall Street to access the on-ramp onto Joe Slovo Drive.
  • Alternatively, take the Ruven Road exit and travel along Main Reef Road until you’ve reached Anderson Street.

Rissik Street off-ramp

If you have previously used the Rissik Street exit to travel north into the CBD.

  • Alternatively take the Maritzburg Street exit.
  • Travel along Maritzburg Street until you reach Anderson Street.
  • Turn left and travel along Anderson Street until you reach Rissik Street.
  • Alternatively, take the Ruven Road exit and travel along Main Reef Road until you’ve reached Anderson Street.

Rissik Street exit

If you have previously used the Rissik Street exit to travel south along Eloff Street or west along Trump Street.

  • Alternative route; Take the Maritzburg Street exit.
  • Travel along Maritzburg Street until you reach Anderson Street.
  • Turn left and travel along Anderson Street until you reach Eloff or Simmonds Streets.
  • Turn left at either to access the areas south of the M2.

Main Reef Road off-ramp

If you have previously used the M2 to travel towards Main Reef Road.

  • Alternatively take the Maritzburg Street exit, travel along Maritzburg Street until you reach Anderson Street.
  • Turn left onto Anderson Street, travel along until you reach Main Reef Road in Fordsburg.
  • Turn right and travel along Main Reef Road.

M2 to travel towards Soweto via the M1

If you have previously used the M2 to travel towards Soweto via the M1.

  • Alternatively take the Maritzburg Street exit, travel along Maritzburg Street until you reach Anderson Street.
  • Turn left and travel along Anderson Street until you reach Simmonds Street.
  • Turn left and then right onto Scott Street.
  • Turn right onto West Street to access the on-ramp onto the M1 southbound.

M2 to travel north towards Parktown, Auckland Park or Sandton via the M1

  • If you have previously used the M2 to travel north towards Parktown, Auckland Park or Sandton via the M1.
  • Alternatively take the Maritzburg Street exit, travel along Maritzburg Street until you reach Anderson Street.
  • Turn left and travel along Anderson Street until you reach Ntemi Piliso.
  • Turn right and travel along the Nelson Mandela Bridge.
  • Turn left onto Jorrison Street to access Auckland Park.
  • Alternatively travel along Anderson Street until you reach Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Street, travel along Queen Elizabeth Street and take the Smit Street turn off to get back onto the M1 northbound.
  • To travel towards Joe Slovo, turn right at Nugget and then Marshall Street to access the on-ramp onto Joe Slovo Drive.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO THE M2 EASTBOUND OFF-RAMPS

M2 to travel east from the south of Johannesburg

  • If you are coming from the south along the M1 and used the M2 to travel east, exiting at Rissik Street, Mooi Street or Joe Slovo Drive.
  • Take the Booysens Road exit, travel along Booysens Road until you reach Marshall Street.
  • Turn right and travel along Marshall Street.
  • Use the on-ramp onto Joe Slovo from Marshall Street.
  • Alternatively take the Booysens Road exit and turn right at Klip River Drive, left at Turf Club Road and again at Eloff Street to access the CBD.

M2 to travel east from the north of Johannesburg

If you are coming from the north along the M1 and used the M2 to travel east, exiting at Rissik Street, Mooi Street or Joe Slovo Drive.

  • Take the Village Road exit, travel along Village Road to reach Loveday, Eloff, or Mooi Street.
  • Alternatively take the Village Road exit.
  • Turn left at Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Street.
  • Turn right at Marshall Street to access CBD.
  • Travel along Marshall Street.
  • Use the on-ramp onto Joe Slovo from Marshall Street.

M2 to travel east of Johannesburg

If you are coming from the west along Main Reef Road and used the M2 to travel east, exiting at Rissik Street, Mooi Street or Joe Slovo Drive.

  • Continue straight along Main Reef Road.
  • Turn right at Marshall Street to access the CBD.
  • Travel along Marshall Street.
  • Use the on-ramp onto Joe Slovo from Marshall Street.

M2 travel using Heidelberg Road off-ramp

If you have previously made use of the Heidelberg Road off-ramp to access City Deep.

  • Take the Village Road off ramp and travel along Village Road and Wemmer Jubilee until End Street.
  • Turn left and right at Meikle Street to access Heidelberg Road.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO THE M2 EASTBOUND ON-RAMPS

Simmonds or Eloff Streets on-ramps

  • If you have previously made use of the Simmonds or Eloff Streets on-ramps onto the M2 to travel east, continue straight along Marshall Street.
  • Turn right at Maritzburg Street to access the M2 eastbound.

Heidelberg on-ramp onto the M2 to travel east

  • If you have previously made use of the Heidelberg on-ramp onto the M2 to travel east, make use of Vickers Road to access the M2 travelling eastbound.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO THE M2 WESTBOUND ON-RAMPS

Joe Slovo Drive on-ramp

  • If you have previously made use of the Joe Slovo Drive on-ramp onto the M2 to travel west, take the off-ramp onto Anderson Street and travel west along Anderson Street.
  • Use the West Street on-ramp to travel to the M1 southbound

Heidelberg on-ramp onto the M2

  • If you have previously made use of the Heidelberg on-ramp onto the M2 to travel west, continue straight along Heidelberg Road and exit at End Street to travel along Wemmer Jubilee Road.
  • Turn right at Eloff Street and use Scott and Trump Streets to access the M2 at West Street.
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