Johannesburg traffic: Boeing 737 set to cause delays on Tuesday 27 February


Johannesburg traffic: Boeing 737 set to cause delays on Tuesday 27 February

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a… Oh wait, it’s definitely a plane

Johannesburg traffic: Boeing 737 set to cause delays on Tuesday 27 February


Motorists and commuters may be in for a shock when they take to the roads in Gauteng tomorrow, as Johannesburg traffic is set to be disrupted by a Boeing 737.

The large aircraft is being moved across the city, in an extremely delicate operation. It’s being transported from near the airport, up to the northern region of Fourways. So, what does this all mean for local residents?

Johannesburg traffic issues for Tuesday 27 February:

Why is a Boeing 737 travelling across Joburg?

Fourways Mall has been chosen as a new site for the child-friendly adventure centre, Kidzania, which acts as an interactive, scaled-down city which blends education with entertainment.

According to the website, KidZania is a place where children can discover, explore and learn through roleplaying different real-life jobs, such as pilots, journalists, scientists, firemen, TV broadcasters, surgeons, and much more.

Of course, you can’t be a pilot without a plane. So Tuesday will see the aircraft make a slow, steady crawl to its new home.

When can I expect delays?

The plane is scheduled to leave at 05:00, and predicted to reach its destination before 17:00. The 60km trek will have a huge impact on morning commuters but should be cleared before the afternoon rush hour.

What areas will see heavy traffic?

Jet Park‚ Isando‚ Choolorkop‚ Midrand‚ Dainfern and Fourways are highlighted as the main problem areas. However, it is sure to have a knock-on effect on commuters coming into the city early in the morning:

The route the aircraft will be taking

What route is the plane taking in Johannesburg?

  • Leaves from Jet Park, next to OR Tambo airport
  • From Yaldwyn Road, it gets on to Isando Road.
  • Then it turns onto Green Avenue, before briefly jumping on to the M86.
  • The plane will then use the M90 to get on to the longest stretch of its journey, the M39. The abnormal load will be on the M39 for 44km in total.
  • It will exit the motorway on Pretoria Main Road, before turning onto Olifantsfontein Road and Summit Road, to Mnandi Road in Knoppieslaagte 385-Jr, Centurion.
  • Then the Boeing 737 will proceed down the R511, finally reaching its destination at Fourways Mall.

Where is the Johannesburg Boeing 737 right now?

To keep up with all the updates on Tuesday 27 February, make sure you are following both the Fourways Mall Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Jacaranda FM will also be providing live updates through the day, from leaving Jet Park at 05:00 right up until its journey is complete.