Full closure to accommodate blasting alongside the N3 near the Peacevale Interchange

Full closure to accommodate blasting alongside the N3 near the Peacevale Interchange

Durban, 7 May 2024 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced that the N3 will be fully closed on 23 May 2024, between 14h30 and 15h00, to facilitate blasting next to the N3 opposite the Peacevale Interchange, as part of the N3 Section 2 Realignment Project.

“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:

  • Meadway Road at Thousand Hills Street intersection.
  • Sterkspruit Road at Capital Hill Drive intersection.
  • 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 scheduled for Thursday, 23 May 2024 are proposed to take place as follows:

  • 14h30 to 14h45 – Close N3 and secondary roads and blast.
  • 14h45 to 15h00 – Clean up any debris on the N3 and secondary roads.
  • 15h00 – Reopen N3 and secondary roads for all vehicles.

The R103 will be available as an alternative route during the blast. Substantial delays are, however, likely as the R103 is unable to handle the same volume of traffic as the N3. 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 their route trips to accommodate the closure while adhering to speed limits. SANRAL apologises to the motoring public for any inconvenience caused during road construction,” said Lowe.