Traffic advisory - Controlled blasting between Dutywa and Mthatha on Wednesday and Thursday

MAY 17, 2017
Traffic advisory -  Controlled blasting between Dutywa and Mthatha on Wednesday and Thursday

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that blasting is scheduled to take place between Dutywa and Mthatha on Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May 2017 at approximately 12h00 on these consecutive days.

The blast on Wednesday 17 May will take place approximately 32.5 kilometres from Dutywa when travelling towards Mthatha.

The blast on Thursday 18 May will take place approximately 38.6 kilometres from Dutywa when travelling towards Mthatha in the Mtentu Cuttings.

The road will be closed during the blast. The duration of the closure will be kept to as short duration as possible, but the road could be closed up to a maximum of two hours.

Motorist travelling eastwards towards Mthatha may consider utilising either of the following two alternative routes by exiting the N2 at Ndabakazi on to the R408 towards Ngqamakwe/ Tsomo or via the R409 at Dutywa towards Ngcobo. Both routes link to the R61 and then re-join the N2 in Mthatha.

Similarly, motorists travelling westwards towards East London may consider using the R61 when leaving Mthatha and then link back to the N2 via either R408 after Ngcobo or R409 towards Tsomo. The alternative route is 60 kilometres longer and may add approximately 40 minutes to your trip between East London and Mthatha.

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.