Upgrade of the R336 route between Kirkwood and Addo has commenced

Upgrade of the R336 route between Kirkwood and Addo has commenced

Eastern Cape, 4 April 2023: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) wishes to advise travellers that the R336 road upgrade is in progress between Kirkwood and Addo until 13 June 2024.

Phase one of the upgrade will include stop-and-go sections where motorists must expect to wait approximately 10 minutes at each closure.

The current stop-and-go sections will also be operational over the Easter weekend.

The stop-and-go section at Sonop Street in Kirkwood is between Mimosa Street and Main Street. The alternative route for motorists travelling either from Addo on the R336 heading towards the R75, or vice versa, in town is via Mimosa Street, Middle Street, Shand Street and Whyte Street.

The second stop-and-go section is between km 22 (4km west of Kirkwood) and km 26 (1km west of the Blue Cliff intersection). Motorists travelling from Gqeberha to Kirkwood may use the R75 and turn onto the R336 Kirkwood.

There is no alternative surfaced route for motorists travelling between Addo and Kirkwood.

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