Blasting on the R61 in the Eastern Cape

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The R61 national route, between R61 All Saints 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, 11 May 2pm Mputi
Thursday, 12 May 2pm Empindweni
Tuesday, 17 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.

“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.