Road closures in eQonce


Road closures in eQonce 

Eastern Cape, 26 January 2023: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) wishes to advise travellers that there will be road closures in eQonce (formerly King Williams Town), from Monday morning, 30 January 2023, until September 2023.

There will be road closures due to construction on Welkom Street (MR0690), Independence Roads (MRO688) and Joubert Street.

To avoid traffic congestion near Breidbach, motorists coming from the East London side may take the R102 alternative route at the Berlin Interchange and proceed through the townships of Ilitha, Ndevana and Phakamisa before joining the R346 to eQonce. Similarly, motorists traveling from eQonce to East London may take the R346 to Zwelitsha, then the R102 to Phakamisa, Ndevana and Ilitha townships before connecting to the N2 at the Berlin Interchange.

The N2 will remain open at all times during the road construction period. The R102 is an alternate route to avoid traffic congestion on the N2 near Breidbach.

“Motorists are requested to plan their trips accordingly and to use caution when making use of the roads. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Regional Manager.