Lane closures on N3 between N3/M13 off-ramp and Hammarsdale Interchange


Lane closures on N3 between N3/M13 off-ramp and Hammarsdale Interchange

Durban, 20 June 2024 – The N3 northbound and southbound between the N3/M13 and Hammarsdale interchanges will have long-term lane closures from next week until December 2024 as part of the realignment of the N3 between Key Ridge and Hammarsdale, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.

“Long-term slow and fast lane closures together with reduced lane widths will be in place between the N3/M13 split and Hammarsdale interchanges from 28 June to 13 December 2024, for the repairs of potholes,” said Jason Lowe, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.

Concrete barriers will be placed to divide traffic from the construction work areas where the works will take place. Two lanes will remain open to traffic but with marginally reduced lane widths.

The traffic accommodation team with the assistance of the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI), will monitor the diversion of traffic at all times.

“Minor delays are expected on the N3. However, these may increase during peak times. We urge motorists to avoid traveling during peak times, work from home or car share, if possible. We further urge motorists to be patient for the duration of this closure, to allow additional time for travel especially if traveling during peak times and to adhere to the warning signage and construction zone speed limits,” said Lowe.

Drivers of heavy motor vehicles (trucks) are to comply with the northbound compulsory truck stop at the top of Key Ridge. After they had stopped, they are to engage a low gear and crawl down the hill in the slow lane.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused to the motoring public and thanks them for their patience during this period.