THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SLOW LANE ON THE N3 FROM
SANCTUARY ROAD TO LINK ROAD
Pietermaritzburg, 22 September 2022 – The reconstruction of the slow lane on the National Route 3 (N3) from Sanctuary Road to Link Road will result in the restriction of traffic to a single lane on the southbound carriageway, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.
“The works to repair the slow lane, which have been underway for the past 18 months, are now complete. While we are happy to report that this lane is now open to traffic, repairs are however required to the middle and far-right lanes. The contractor is planning on undertaking these repairs starting 4 October 2022,” said Thabiso Dladla, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.
This work will result in the road being reduced to only one lane at night. The work will be undertaken between 19h30 and 04h00 daily for approximately three weeks, starting on 4 October 2022.
The alternate route to be used by light motor vehicles ONLY during this period is as follows:
Old Howick Road (R103)
Motorists travelling to Durban can take the Cedara turn-off and drive along the R103 to join the N3 at the Armitage Road on-ramp.
All vehicles above 8-ton MAY NOT use the R103 and will have to allow extra time for the delays.
“SANRAL wishes to apologise to the motoring public for any inconvenience caused during the road closure. We appeal to road users to plan their trips accordingly. Motorists are warned that the repairs could result in an uneven surface and are asked to adhere to all the speed restrictions when approaching and travelling through the construction site,” said Dladla.