TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Immediate
Blasting works scheduled on N2 between Makhanda and Fish River Pass
Eastern Cape, 28 July 2023: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) wishes to notify travellers that blasting operations are planned on the N2 between Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) and Fish River Pass, every Wednesday at 13h00 for the next 12 months, commencing on Wednesday, 2 August 2023, up to end of July 2024.
The road will be closed on these days from 13h00, for a maximum period of three hours, up to 16h00 to allow sufficient time for cleaning of the existing N2 and making it safe for the travelling public.
Motorists travelling westwards between East London or Qonce (formerly King Williamstown) and Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) may consider using the following alternative route:
• From East London, follow the R72 to Port Alfred and Kenton on Sea through to Nanaga, turn left onto the N2 and continue to Gqeberha.
Motorists travelling eastwards between Gqeberha and Qonce or East London may consider using the following alternative route:
- From Gqeberha, follow the N2 to Nanaga, turn right onto the R72 at the junction at Nanaga and travel on via Alexandria and Port Alfred to East London.
- From East London, turn left onto the N2 and travel westwards through to Qonce.
“Motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and use caution
when making use of the roads,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.
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