William Nicol Drive

Traffic Advisory: 7-Day Road Works On Sandton Drive And William Nicol Drive

Sections of William Nicol Drive leading into Sandton Drive have reached a state of severe deterioration, with a solitary traffic cone proving insufficient to fill the massive hole.


  • The damage extends across two lanes, prompting the installation of a barrier that has unfortunately contributed to additional delays and traffic congestion.
  • To address this critical issue, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has commenced with extensive road repair works at the intersection of Sandton Drive and William Nicol Drive in Sandton.
  • The repairs are scheduled to take place from 12 to 19 July 2023.
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According to the JRA, the William Nicol Drive road deterioration stems from a sewer leak and water seepage’s from the embankment, which have significantly compromised the integrity of the road. As a result, two lanes on William Nicol Drive have been closed off to facilitate the repair process, while a single lane remains open for traffic.


Motorists are urged to exercise caution and remain vigilant when approaching the intersection, as the repair work may cause significant traffic delays, particularly during the morning rush hour as commuters make their way into Sandton Central.


Over the past week, Johannesburg Water and the JRA have been actively addressing the sewer leakage, a blocked storm-water drain, and underground water issues. Once the road surface was sufficiently dry, emergency road repairs were promptly scheduled, considering that the intersection handles a substantial volume of traffic on a daily basis.


William Nicol Drive
Motorists are urged to be patient and understanding as the ongoing road maintenance continues. Image: The Sandton Times

During the road works, alternative routes are strongly encouraged for those who can divert their travel paths to avoid the affected intersection. Motorists are advised to plan their journeys in advance, allowing for extra travel time to accommodate potential delays. The JRA will be closely monitoring the progress of the repairs and will provide updates on any changes to the anticipated completion date.


By addressing the deteriorated sections of William Nicol Drive and Sandton Drive, the agency aims to improve the overall road conditions and enhance traffic flow in the area.


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