Joburg roads closed for New Year's fireworks display

Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)
Johannesburg Metro Police. (File)

Johannesburg - The right hand lane on the M1 South past Braamfontein would be closed while a platform was constructed for a New Year's Eve fireworks display, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department said on Thursday.

Motorists were urged to use Joe Slovo Drive, as well as the M2 as alternative routes.

The lane would only be re-opened at 01:00 on Friday morning.

A northbound lane would also be blocked for about 15 minutes after midnight during the firework display.

The JPMD's Wayne Minnaar said motorists should use caution on these roads during the New Year celebrations.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Will you continue to use WhatsApp following the company announcing a change terms of service which would force users to share personal data?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, the terms of service do not bother me enough to switch
53% - 9249 votes
No, I will be switching over to a new service
43% - 7538 votes
I've never used WhatsApp
4% - 699 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
14.87
(-0.24)
ZAR/GBP
20.49
(-0.78)
ZAR/EUR
18.16
(-0.73)
ZAR/AUD
11.58
(-0.40)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.35)
Gold
1869.94
(+0.01)
Silver
25.98
(+0.64)
Platinum
1123.99
(+1.92)
Brent Crude
55.55
(+0.23)
Palladium
2357.00
(-0.43)
All Share
64174.88
(+0.10)
Top 40
58969.37
(+0.19)
Financial 15
11940.13
(-0.48)
Industrial 25
85543.15
(-0.10)
Resource 10
63550.90
(+0.71)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo