Full closure of the N3 in KZN to accommodate blasting near Peacevale


Full closure of the N3 in KZN to accommodate blasting near Peacevale

Durban, 2 April 2024 – The N3 in KwaZulu-Natal will be fully closed on 10 April 2024, between the hours of 14h30 and 15h00, to facilitate blasting next to the N3 opposite the Peacevale Interchange. This forms part of the N3 Section 2 realignment project, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.

“The N3 closure will take place between the M13/N3 split and the Hammarsdale Interchange. Closures will also be necessary on the following secondary roads in the vicinity of the blasting activities:

  • Road at Thousand Hills Street intersection,
  • Sterkspruit Road at Capital Hill Drive intersection and D706 Road accessing Peacevale.

“Our traffic accommodation team with the assistance of the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) will manage and monitor the diversion of traffic during all sessions,” said Jason Lowe, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.

The full road closures are proposed to take place as follows:

10 April 2024 Wednesday

14h30 to 14h45 – Close N3 and secondary roads and blast.

14h45 to 15h00 – Clean up any debris on the N3.

15h00 – Reopen N3 and secondary roads for all vehicles.

The R103 will be available as an alternative route during the blast. Substantial delays may however be experienced as the N3 will be fully closed during the period of the blast.

The closure may need to be adjusted depending on weather conditions on the day. If that happens, a second notice with information of the new time will be issued.

“We ask motorists to be patient during the closure and to plan and adjust their trips to accommodate the closure while adhering to speed limits. SANRAL apologises to the motoring public for any inconvenience caused and thanks them for their ongoing patience during road construction,” said Lowe.