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Road closures between Despatch and Uitenhage until 20th November

Nov 6, 2017
Road closures between Despatch and Uitenhage until 20th November

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify motorists of road resurfacing taking place on the National Route R75 on/off ramps between Despatch and Uitenhage from Tuesday, 07 November 2017 to Monday 20 November 2017.

The following on/off ramps on National Route R75 freeway from Despatch (km 12.6 road marker) to Uitenhage (km 29.1 road marker) will be closed daily from 7am until 5pm:

  • On Tuesday, 07 November 2017 and Wednesday, 08 November 2017, the Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound on-ramp to R75 southbound will be closed. An alternative road to use is the R75 southbound travelling via Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound to R75 southbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 1 minute and 1.7 kilometres.
  • On Thursday, 09 November 2017 and Friday, 10 November 2017, the Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound on-ramp to R75 northbound will be closed. Motorists may consider using the R75 northbound by travelling on Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound to Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound to R75 northbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 1 minute and 1.7 kilometres.
  • On Saturday, 11 November 2017 and Monday, 13 November 2017, the R75 southbound off-ramp will be closed. Motorists may consider travelling to Union Avenue/Caledon Road by travelling via R75 southbound, to Botha Road, to R75 northbound, to R75 northbound off ramp, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 4 minutes and 5 kilometres.
  • On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 to Wednesday, 15 November 2017, the R75 southbound on-ramp will be closed. Motorists may consider travelling to the R75 southbound via Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound to R75 southbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 2 minutes and 1.8 kilometres.
  •  On Thursday, 16 November 2017 to Friday, 17 November 2017, the R75 northbound off-ramp will be closed. Motorists may consider travelling to Union Avenue/Caledon Road by travelling via R75 northbound to Daniel Pienaar Street, to R75 southbound, to R75 southbound off ramp to Union Avenue/Caledon Road. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 5 minutes and 7 kilometres.
  • On Saturday, 18 November 2017 and Monday, 20 November 2017, the R75 northbound on-ramp will be closed. Motorists may consider travelling to the R75 northbound via Union Avenue/Caledon Road eastbound, to Union Avenue/Caledon Road westbound, to R75 northbound on-ramp. The estimated additional travel time and distance is about 2 minutes and 1.8 kilometres.

“The road closures are necessary due to the constricted construction area that requires resurfacing. The area that requires resurfacing cannot accommodate both the construction plant and the travelling public safely and therefore requires road closures,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager.

Appropriate traffic accommodation and temporary road signage will be in place.