TRAFFIC ADVISORY EMERGENCY REPAIRS ON THE N3 FROM ASHBURTON TO NEW ENGLAND ROAD
Pietermaritzburg, 27 June 2022 – Emergency pavement repairs on the National Route 3 (N3) between Ashburton and New England Road will result in a reduction of the number of lanes, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.
The work to be done includes patching of the slow lane and will be undertaken over several consecutive weekends from 9 July to 19 September 2022. Each weekend closure will start at 14h00 on Saturday afternoon and run until 04h00 on Monday morning.
“The emergency pavement repairs are due to the deterioration of the road pavement under traffic loading and the delay in the commencement of the upgrade contract over this section,” said Jason Lowe, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.
“The existing surfacing will be removed and replaced at periods when traffic flows are at their lowest in an attempt to minimise the effect on the travelling public,” said Lowe.
The closures and impact on lanes is anticipated as follows:
9 July to 19 September – N3 northbound and southbound between Ashburton and New England Road:
- Two lane sections reduced to one lane from 14h00 on Saturday afternoons till 04h00 on Monday mornings.
- Three lane sections reduced to two lanes from 14h00 on Saturday afternoons till 04h00 on Monday mornings.
SANRAL will keep the travelling public updated on progress and changes to the above through further media statements.
“SANRAL would like to apologise to the motoring public for any inconvenience caused during the road closure. We appeal to road users to plan their trips accordingly, especially when accessing travel hubs such as the airports. We further appeal to road users to adhere to the road signs and speed limit when approaching and travelling through the construction site,” said Lowe.