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Traffic advisory - Weekly controlled blasting between Dutywa and Mthatha

FEBRUARY 18, 2017
Traffic advisory - Weekly 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 weekly for a period of up to three months.

The blast will be scheduled to take place every Tuesday and Thursday or on both days from 11am until 1pm.  The expected completion date is April 2017.

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

Motorists travelling eastwards towards Mthatha may consider utilising two alternative routes.  These options are exiting the N2 at Ndabakazi on to the R408 towards Ngqamakwe/ Tsomo or the R409 at Dutywa towards Ngcobo. Both routes link to the R61 and then re-join the N2 in Mthatha.

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 km 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.