Road closure on a section of the N3 in Lions River
Pietermaritzburg, 15 February 2022 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) would like to inform motorists of the partial road closure of the National Route 3 (N3) in the areas of Howick and Lions River. The closure is detailed in the table below:
|Dates||Morning Road Closure||Afternoon Road Closure||Area/Location|
|Start date:||Monday, 7 March 2022||10h00 – 12h-00||14h00 – 16h00||Lions River|
|Tuesday, 8 March 2022||10h00 – 12h-00||14h00 – 16h00||Lions River|
|End date:||Wednesday, 9 March 2022||10h00 – 12h-00||14h00 – 16h00||Lions River|
|Start date:||Monday, 14 March 2022||10h00 – 12h-00||14h00 – 16h00||Lions River|
|Tuesday, 15 March 2022||10h00 – 12h-00||14h00 – 16h00||Lions River|
|End date:||Wednesday, 16 March 2022||10h00 – 12h-00||14h00 – 16h00||Lions River|
“These partial road closures are required to allow Eskom to perform essential work necessary to perform the overhead transmission lines and conductor which supplies electricity to the area,” said Dumisani Nkabinde, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Manager.
Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) from both Mpofana and Umngeni Municipalities will be deployed to manage and monitor the diversion of traffic and ensure minimal disruptions. Light motor vehicles will be diverted to R103 for a detour route for a total distance of approximately 45 kilometers as follows:
- N3 Northbound Howick/Midmar (Exit 103) Interchange when travelling towards Johannesburg.
- N3 Southbound Nottingham (Exit 132) Interchange when travelling towards Durban or Pietermaritzburg.
- Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV) will be stacked on both the northbound and southbound.
The closure may need to be adjusted depending on weather conditions on the day. If need be, a second notice with information of the new times will be made available. Contingency dates have already been set aside.
“Motorists travelling along the N3 highway are urged to make use of the alternative routes, plan and adjust their route trips on time and proceed with caution and adhere to speed limits,” said Nkabinde.
Road users are advised to obtain real-time traffic information and route status updates during the abovementioned road closure dates.
“SANRAL would like to apologise for the temporary inconvenience and disruption these operations will cause to the travelling public. However, the roads agency takes seriously the mandate from government to manage and maintain the national road network. The construction team appreciates your patience,” said Nkabinde.