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East London drivers urged to use alternative routes as Batting Bridge will be closed

By Yolanda Palezweni - Jul 7, 2017
East London drivers urged to use alternative routes as Batting Bridge will be closed

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) on Friday advised motorists that the Batting Bridge will be closed to all traffic for essential maintenance from 9am on Friday the 14th July 2017 until midnight Saturday the 22nd July 2017.

According to BCMM Communication spokesperson, Samkelo Ngwenya, all road users are advised to make use of alternate routes via the N2, or Old Transkei Road (via Abbotsford), Wyse Avenue route/N6. 

“The work being done is resurfacing of the bridge on the 14th to the 17th of July, and from the 17th to the 22nd of July the joints on the Bridge will be replaced,” said Ngwenya.

He added that, this will affect – in the main – those travelling to/ from Beacon Bay.

However, road users are advised to make use of Old Transkei Rd and the N6, or North East Expressway via the N6 or the N2.

BCMM apologies for any inconvenience caused.