Road between Gauteng and Mozambique in good shape for Easter traffic
No major road construction activities will take place on the N4 between Gauteng and the Mozambique border during the coming Easter period and travellers should in all likelihood not experience any delays.
“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).
Road rehabilitation is undertaken at some sections of the road such as between Middelburg and Wonderfontein, from the Wilgerivier interchange to Balmoral / Kusile and from Cross Roads to Waterval Onder.
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.
Construction work during peak hour traffic will be limited and no journeys on any of the major highways will be delayed by more than 20 minutes due to road building activities.
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.