Remaining Work To Be Completed In Townhill



Pietermaritzburg, 17 January 2023 – The remaining work on the N3 Townhill from Sanctuary Road to Link Road, that was halted due to heavy rainfall in December 2022, is set to be completed soon, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.

The following work remains outstanding:

  • Middle and fast lane repairs to the northbound carriageway.
  • Construction of the gabion retaining wall on the northbound carriageway.
  • Construction of the side drains on the northbound carriageway.
  • Construction of the side drain in the median on the southbound carriageway.
  • Construction of the additional stacking lanes at Hilton and at the arrestor bed onthe southbound carriageway.
  • Rehabilitation of the damaged steel culverts that are off the road.

“As a result, the northbound carriageway will once again be restricted to two lanes from 23 January 2023 including the reduction to a single lane in the evening. The restriction on the southbound carriageway will be limited to two lanes during the day only. These restrictions are anticipated to be lifted by the end of February 2023,” said Thabiso Dladla, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.

The alternative route for possible use by 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 MAY NOT use the R103 and will have to allow extra time for any possible delays.

“SANRAL wishes to apologise to the motoring public for any inconvenience caused during the construction. We appeal to road users to adhere to the road signs and speed limit when approaching and travelling through the construction site,” said Dladla.