Motorists furious about Sandton carmageddon dry run

Adam Wakefield, News24

Johannesburg - Motorists heading into the Sandton CBD on Tuesday morning expressed their anger on social media about road closures and backed-up traffic during a dry run for the looming EcoMobility World Festival.

To make things worse, the afternoon peak was expected to see another dry run take place for the festival, set to start on Thursday and run until the end of October.

On Monday the City of Johannesburg released a statement forewarning the dry run, stating: "A dry run to test the efficiency of the traffic measures will be conducted during morning and afternoon peak hours on Tuesday September 29."

Certain routes into the CBD were affected, including Republic Road, William Nicol Drive, Sandton Drive and Katherine Street.

The city urged all road users to be patient and courteous towards fellow motorists.

Clearly, such a feeling of goodwill was lost on some motorists crawling into the CBD.