Lane closure on the N7 Piekenierskloof Cutting, for slope stabilisation

Lane closure on the N7 Piekenierskloof Cutting, for slope stabilisation

Western Cape, 1 April 2022 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) hereby informs road users of a lane closure on the N7 Section 7 at the Piekenierskloof Cutting in the Western Cape.

SANRAL is currently executing a slope stabilisation project on the rock cutting, that involves removing loose boulders, anchoring other boulders onto the rock face, drilling of drainage holes and shotcrete of selected areas in the rock face.

The lane closure, which is approximately 1km in length, will come into effect on Monday 4 April and will remain in place until 31 May 2022. This is to give the contractor sufficient working space while stabilising the slope of the rock cutting. Two-way traffic be maintained throughout the construction period.

The traffic towards Piketberg will be diverted onto the passing lane on the left-hand side of the road. The traffic towards Citrusdal will be diverted on the normal lane towards Piketberg, and the normal lane towards Citrusdal will be closed off. Directional signage is in place to warn road users of the diversion, as well as delineators dividing the two-way traffic.

“We appeal to road users to be vigilant, patient and compliant with speed restrictions in the construction area. This is a short-term inconvenience, that will ultimately ensure the long-term safety of