TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Immediate
Temporary closure of the R396 between Maclear and Emabeleni township near Tsolo
Eastern Cape, 31 March 2022: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) wishes to notify motorists that the R396 between Maclear and Emabeleni township is temporarily closed due to road works.
There is a delay on the project, due to heavy rains, and the anticipated completion date is mid-April.
“We request motorists to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and apply caution when making use of the roads,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL’s Southern Region Manager.
- Motorists travelling from Kokstad on the N2 to Maclear must proceed to Mthatha and turn right onto the R61, then turn right onto the R412 to Ugie and then to Maclear via the R56.
- Motorists travelling from Elliot on the R56 to Mthatha must proceed to Ugie and turn right onto the R412 and then turn left to Mthatha via the R61.
- Motorists travelling from Mthatha to Maclear must turn west onto the R61 and go to Ugie via the R412.
- The R396 road from Tsolo to Maclear is only suitable for light vehicles. Heavy vehicles must use the N2 or the R61 to Maclear via the R412.
SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.