Traffic disruptions expected as upgrades to CB Downes Road on the N3 begin


Traffic disruptions expected as upgrades to CB Downes Road on the N3 begin

Pietermaritzburg, 5 April 2024 – Motorists will experience traffic disruptions daily from 18h00 to 05h00 as the rehabilitation of the CB Downes Road (R103), between Shortts Retreat Road and Market Road, will commence on 11 April 2024 and end on 6 June 2024.

To ensure minimal impact to motorists and businesses, the works will only be carried out between the off-peak hours of 19h00 and 05h00 and under stop-and-go closures. Daytime traffic will flow as normal.

“These upgrades are undertaken as part of SANRAL’s commitment to improve alternative routes to the N3 while it is under construction and as part of the N3 Upgrade Project from Gladys Manzi Road to New England Road Interchange. The contractor’s traffic accommodation team, with the support of the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI), will oversee traffic management activities throughout the project,” said Jason Lowe, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.

During this period, there will be continuous safe access for residents, motorists and workers to existing establishments in the vicinity.

The advertised closures may be subject to change depending on weather conditions, and notices will be issued regarding any adjustments in timing.

“Motorists are urged to remain patient during disruptions caused by the construction and are advised to plan and adjust their routes while adhering to speed limits,” said Lowe.

Stop-and-go closures will take place on CB Downes Road (R103) between Market Road and Shortts Retreat Road as follows:

  • Dates: 11 April to 6 June 2024
  • Times: daily from 19h00 to 05h00

SANRAL apologises to all the road users for any inconvenience caused and appreciate the public’s cooperation and understanding during this necessary road closure.