Blasting on the R61 in the Eastern Cape

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The R61 national route, between Coghlan and Baziya, in the Eastern Cape will be closed due to blasting scheduled to take place on three days in May between 1:45pm to 2:15pm.

Blasting is scheduled on the R61 National Route on the following days:


Date Time Area
Wednesday, 4 May 2pm Mputi
Wednesday, 11 May 2pm Empindweni
Thursday, 12 May 2pm Baziya Mission


The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) appeals to people living within a 600m radius of the blast area to gather at specific points for evacuation by Aveng Grinaker – LTA busses.

Residents will have to meet at the evacuation gathering points at 1:30 pm. The busses will drop off residents at about 2:45 pm.

“The community liaison officer and ward councillors will notify residents of the evacuation gathering points,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.