N2 road closure between Izingolweni and Harding in KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg, 15 January 2024 – The N2 between Izingolweni and Harding is currently closed due to a part of the road being damaged due to heavy rainfalls, the South African National Road Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.
“The closure of this part of the N2 in KwaZulu-Natal is necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of road-users as that is our top priority,” said Samantha Dladla, SANRAL’s Project Manager responsible for Routine Road Maintenance in the Eastern Region.
As a result of this closure, motorists are advised to use the alternative route via the P58 road between Booker and Harding. This route has been identified as the most suitable detour.
Furthermore, heavy vehicles are specifically urged to seek alternative routes via Umzimkulu, Ixopo, and Bizana. These routes have been deemed more suitable for heavy motor vehicles (HMV) and will help prevent congestion, potential delays and related risks.
“SANRAL is currently assessing the extent of the damage and will be working around the clock to repair the road as soon as it is safe to do so. Updates on the progress of repairs will be provided to the public in due course,” said Dladla.
Motorists are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and to follow all detour signs and instructions provided by traffic officials.