Road closure along R61 near Mthatha

Road closure along R61 near Mthatha

Eastern Cape, 13 October 2023: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) wishes to notify travellers that the R61 near Efata School for the Blind and Deaf in Mthatha will be closed on Sunday, 29 October 2023, for approximately five hours, from 10am until 3pm.

The closure will be approximately 7km west of Mthatha CBD towards Ngcobo Town.
The road will be closed to allow the lifting and loading of the bridge deck onto the lowbed. The lifting will take place from 10am until 3pm on the same day. The lowbed will then transport the bridge deck to the designated laydown area where all the repairs will take place.
Temporary information sign boards and all other speed limiting temporary signs for the closure will be placed along the construction zone.

The contractor’s traffic safety officer and another safety officer will be present for the duration of this activity. Flag personnel will be placed in various locations along the R61 only.

Motorist are advised to use the N2 to Idutywa Town and the R408 to access Ngcobo Town and surrounding areas on the R61.
“Motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and use caution when making use of the roads,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager.
SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.