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Traffic advisory - Controlled blasting between Dutywa and Mthatha

Feb 8, 2017
Traffic advisory - Controlled blasting between Dutywa and Mthatha

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place between Dutywa and Mthatha on Thursday, 9 February 2017 from 11am until 1pm.

The blast will take place at approximately KM 25.3 (road marker) which is 25.3 KM from Dutywa when travelling towards Mthatha.

“The road will be closed during the blast. The road closure will be kept as short as possible, however motorists can expect the road  to be closed up to a maximum of two hours,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

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 Peterson.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience.