Bridge repairs along the R75 near Kariega


Bridge repairs along the R75 near Kariega

Eastern Cape, 17 November 2023: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) wishes to notify travellers that bridge repairs will begin on the R75 near Kariega (formerly Uitenhage) starting today, Friday (17 November).

The road between Botha Street and Union Ave northbound will be closed from today (Friday 17 November 2023) until Monday, 11 December 2023.

“The road will be closed to allow for the replacement of bridge bearings,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager.

Traffic will be diverted off the R75 at the Botha Street off-ramp at Despatch and directed to proceed via Algoa Road (R368) to Kariega and rejoin the R75 at the Union Street on-ramp.

Temporary information sign boards and all other speed limiting temporary signs for the closure will be placed along the construction zone.

The contractor’s traffic safety officer and a safety officer will be present for the full duration of this activity. Flag personnel will be in place in various locations along the R75 only.

“Motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and use caution when making use of the roads,” said Peterson.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.