Upgrade of the R336 route between Nqweba (formerly Kirkwood) and Addo in the Eastern Cape


Upgrade of the R336 route between Nqweba (formerly Kirkwood) and Addo in the Eastern Cape

Gqeberha, 10 June 2024 – The South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Limited (SANRAL) advises road users that a road upgrade project is in currently progress on the R336 between Nqweba (formerly Kirkwood) and Addo.

Phase 1 of the work takes place from km 16.75 to km 30.5 and includes resealing 1.75 km of the existing road between km 15 and km 16.75 (east of the town of Nqweba).

There will be no stop/go signs on the section of the road under the Phase 1 contract for the duration of the Wildfees Festival, which runs from 28 June to 1 July 2024.

Motorists should note:

  • Phase 1 starts from Nqweba to approximately 500m from Bezuidenhout Bridge.
  • As road users drive out of Nqweba towards Addo, both lanes have been recently surfaced.
  • Main Street, starting from the Whyte Street/Main Street intersection, has been surfaced.

The alternative routes for motorists travelling either from Addo on the R336 heading towards the R75, or vice versa, is via Mimosa Street, Shand Street and Middle Street in town. These roads have been paved.

The road is still a construction site, and motorists are advised to observe the temporary signs and the speed limit of 60km per hour. No overtaking is permitted.

Motorists travelling from Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) to Nqweba should use the R75 and turn on to the R336 Nqweba.

Motorists travelling from Addo to Nqweba are advised to familiarise themselves with the Phase 2 traffic advisory.

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

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

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