Blasting on the N2 between KwaBhaca (Mount Frere) and EmaXesibeni (Mount Ayliff)


Blasting on the N2 between KwaBhaca (Mount Frere) and EmaXesibeni (Mount Ayliff)

Eastern Cape, 15 April 2024 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) advises road users that blasting is scheduled to take place between on 16 KwaBhaca (formerly Mount Frere) and EmaXesibeni (Mount Ayliff) April 2024.

The blast will take place at 15h00 and the road will be closed for a maximum of two hours. Blasting will take place approximately at 13km from KwaBhaca when travelling towards EmaXesibeni.

The road will be closed during the blast, the duration of the closure will be kept as short as possible.

Motorists travelling From Kokstad towards Mthatha may consider using either of the following two alternative routes. They can either exit the N2 at Matatiele and take the route to Mount Fletcher or via Flagstaff, Lusikisiki to Port St Johns via the R61 and then rejoin the N2 in Mthatha.

Similarly, motorists travelling from Mthatha towards Kokstad may consider using the same route. The shortest alternative route is 69 kilometres longer and may add approximately 50 minutes to the trip between Mthatha and Kokstad.

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.