Repairs and Resurfacing Maintenance work on R61 to start in March 2015

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL), the  state owned company responsible for the management, maintenance and development of South Africa’s national road network, today (25 Feb) announced that it will commence with maintenance work on the R61 in March.

The area affected refers to the section of the R61 which runs from the N9 near Nieu Bethesda, to the N10 at Cradock, and is approximately 40 km west of the entrance gate to the Mountain Zebra National Park.

Repairs and resurfacing work will be carried out in half-widths on the 13 km stretch of road and two STOP-GO’s, lasting approximately 10 minutes, will be put in place to ensure effective traffic flow during this time.  The STOP-GO restriction will be in place from March till October 2015.

SANRAL said that the maintenance work is scheduled to be completed by November 2015.

Motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly and to use caution when making use of this stretch of road.