Controlled blasting between Majola Tea turnoff and Tombo in the Eastern Cape

NOVEMBER 14, 2016

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the R61 Section 8, between the Majola Tea turn off and Tombo on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.

  • The first blast will take place at 1pm and the road will be closed approximately 56.5 km from Mthatha CBD or 28.5 km from Port St Johns, between 12:55 to 1:45.
  • The second blast will take place at 3pm and the road will be closed approximately 49 km from Mthatha CBD or 35.5 km from Port St Johns, between 2:55pm to 3:45pm.

“Residents are requested to vacate all houses near the blast area up to a radius of 500m by 12:45,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region manager.

Stop and go sections are planned for this section of the road and motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenienced caused.