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Traffic - Several road closures in East London from Monday

Feb 17, 2020
Traffic - Several road closures in East London from Monday

East London - The Buffalo City Municipality on Saturday advised motorists in East London to seek alternative routes as several roads would be closed from Monday. The road closures are part of a road upgrade project.

TRAVELLING TOWARDS THE EAST LONDON CBD FROM THE North East Expressway

1. Traffic travelling towards the East London CBD from the NEX will be diverted left into Buffalo Park Drive, which is to be temporarily converted into a one way between the NEX and Commercial Road.

2. At Commercial Road (near the entrance to Buff Club) motorists wanting to go towards the East London CBD will then right into Commercial Road (also now a temporary one way road).

3. At the Fitzpatrick Road/Commercial Road Intersection motorists will have the choice to either continue along Commercial Road or turn into Fitzpatrick Road.

*TRAVELLING TOWARDS THE NEX FROM THE EAST LONDON CBD*

1. Traffic travelling towards the NEX will continue as normal along Fitzpatrick Road, which will now be converted to one way northbound for the section between Commercial Road and Buffalo Park Drive.

TRAVELLING TOWARDS ARCADIA INDUSTRIAL AREA (BOWLS RD, DYER STR, ETC)

1. The traffic is encouraged to use Thorburn Terrace as the right turn lane at the NEX/Bowls Road intersection will be temporarily closed off to traffic from the north.

2. To assist motorists the timing at the NEX/Thorburn Terrace intersection will be amended to accommodate additional right-turning traffic. This is due to the Sleeper Site Project.

"Kindly give yourself an earlier departure from your normal schedule to avoid congestions," the Metro said.

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