Reconstruction of the slow lane on N3 from Sanctuary Road to Link Road

Reconstruction of the slow lane on N3 from Sanctuary Road to Link Road

Pietermaritzburg, 24 November 2023 – The slow lane on the N3 between Sanctuary and Link Roads will be closed for reconstruction, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced. Remedial work along the Northbound carriageway including isolated sections on the Southbound carriageway will commence on Monday, 27 November until Wednesday, 13 December 2023 and continue after the holiday period on 15 January 2024.

“The excessive diesel spillage on the Northbound carriageway between Sanctuary Road and the Peter Brown on-ramp has led to deformation and potholes on the existing road surface, posing a danger to the public,” said Thabiso Dladla, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.

Both the Northbound and Southbound carriageways will be restricted to two lanes as of 27 November 2023 during the day, and reduced further to a single lane at night, between 18h00 and 04h00 up until 13 December 2023. This will allow the contractor to commence and complete the remedial works.
Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) will be on hand to assist with traffic control.
The alternative route for light motor vehicles only during this period, is as follows:

1. Old Howick Road (R103)
Although not deemed necessary, motorists travelling to and from Durban can use the R103 as an alternate route.

All vehicles above 8-ton mass MAY NOT use the R103 and will have to allow extra travelling time.

“We appeal to road users to note and comply with the advance warning signs and speed restrictions when travelling past the construction work zones. Motorists are encouraged to plan their trips accordingly and to make provision for the additional travel time,” said Dladla.