The City of Tshwane says it will start with the construction of the A Re Yeng bus lanes around Church Square this week.
The entire Church Square will thus be closed for all types of vehicles during the construction period.
Traffic will be stopped at the corner of Paul Kruger and Madiba Streets, as well as at the corner of Paul Kruger and Pretorius Streets.
“The completion date cannot be pronounced for now, given the likelihood of discovery of underground heritage elements, such as tram lines and furrows.
“In the event that heritage elements are unearthed, they will have to be recorded and preserved,” the city said.
Access to the affected businesses will be granted through Bank and Parliament Streets.
Bank Street will become a one-way street for traffic from the north to the south. Parliament Street will become a one-way for traffic from the south to the north.
Limited parking will be available on Bank and Parliament Streets.
Motorists are urged to adhere to traffic signage around the construction area.
Only pedestrians will be granted access to the square.
Once construction is completed, the A Re Yeng bus service will operate around Church Square, but the current barring of other traffic will remain in place.