No major delays expected on route from Cape to Namibia during Easter
Travelling on the N7 freeway linking the Western Cape and Namibia should be trouble-free during the Easter holidays and road users will likely not experience major delays caused by roadworks.
Road maintenance activities will, however take place on the 198km stretch between the Melkbos turn-off and Clanwilliam and speed limits will be in place at various sections.
“The national and provincial road network is a safe environment and if drivers stick to the rules of the road and display tolerance and courtesy towards fellow road users, we should be able to cut down on the unacceptably high rate of fatal crashes,” says Vusi Mona, spokesperson for the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL).
On the N7 construction activities will be encountered at sections from the Atlantis turn-off and Kalbaskraal, between Abbotsdale and the Voortrekker Road interchange, from the Cederberg T-junction to Kransvleikloof and from there to Clanwilliam. Stop/control points may be in place during certain times of the day and speed will be reduced to 80km/h.
The Easter holiday – from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March – is traditionally a period when there is a rapid spike in traffic on most major national and provincial highways. The school holidays of all nine provinces coincide this year and traffic flow is expected to increase towards the end of this period prior to the reopening of schools on 5 April.
Mona calls on road users to obey speed limits and slow down at demarcated areas where temporary construction might take place.
SANRAL is taking great care to prevent pedestrians or stray animals from entering the freeway network but road users are cautioned to adjust their speed especially during night times.