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National Route

N2

Section

Port Shepstone to Durban (N2/N3 Interchange)

Distance

114 km

Description

The first 20 km is a single carriageway road with three lanes of traffic and narrow paved shoulders allowing overtaking opportunities. Thereafter the road becomes a four-lane dual carriageway with wide paved shoulders. The last 17 km leading into Durban has 3 lanes in each direction and is heavily trafficked.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

No construction

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Port Shepstone to Hibberdene: Amit Bhoora 082 442 9646
Hibberdene to Durban: Emeka Mgbemere 083 641 9056 (Route Manager)


National Route

N2

Section

Durban to Empangeni

Distance

162 km

Description

For 71 km, up to Stanger, the road is a four-lane dual carriageway. For the next 52 km, up to the Mtunzini Toll Plaza, the road is a four-lane undivided carriageway with paved shoulders. The remaining portion is a single carriageway with alternating passing opportunities.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

  1. A contract for the periodic maintenance of the N2 from EB Cloete to Mount Edgecombe Interchange has commenced, with construction works to take place at night between 20h00 to 04h00. Lane reductions will be in place
  2. A contract for the upgrading of the N2/M41 Mount Edgecombe Interchange to a free-flow systems interchange is in progress. Traffic is being accommodated on temporary deviations, with speed restrictions in place. Traffic travelling on the M41 from Umhlanga towards the N2 North (towards King Shaka Airport) is being temporarily diverted onto a loop ramp. This diversion requires traffic to keep left on the M41 as the right turn movement is closed. Stop/Go controls are in place on the Mt. Edgecombe Drive underpass.
  3. A contract for the joint seal replacement and concrete pavement repairs between Umhloti and New Guelderland is in progress. No Stop/Go controls will be in place, but reduced lane widths and speed restrictions will be in place.
  4. A contract for localised realignment of the N2 at Umhlali River Bridge and at Umvoti River Bridge is in progress. No Stop/Go controls will be in place, but reduced lane widths and speed restrictions will be in place.
  5. A contract for the upgrade of the N2 to a dual carriageway freeway between Mtunzini Toll Plaza and Empangeni T-Junction is in progress. No Stop/Go controls will be in place.
  6. A contract for the maintenance of the toll plazas has commenced.

Duration of work

  1. Until April 2018.
  2. Until November 2017.
  3. Until June 2017.
  4. Until October 2017.
  5. Until April 2019.
  6. Until January 2018.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Emeka Mgbemere 083 641 9056 (Route Manager Durban to eMdloti)
Stollie van Wyk 072 283 6669 (eMdloti to Empangeni)


National Route

N2

Section

Empangeni to Pongola

Distance

250 km

Description

A 2-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders.

Expected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

No construction

Duration of work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Gonie Govender
084 466 2198


National Route

N2

Section

Pongola to KwaZulu-Natal / Mpumalanga Border

Distance

38 km

Description

A 2-lane single carriageway road with passing lanes on the steeper gradients.

Expected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

No construction

Duration of work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Gonie Govender
084 466 2198


National Route

N2

Section

KwaZulu Natal / Mpumalanga border north of Pongola Border to Piet Retief

Distance

57km

Description

A Two-lane single carriageway narrow gravel shoulder.

Expected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

Pavement layer repair is on-going on this section

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Maintenance

Faith Mogano
076 7790 346


National Route

N2

Section

Piet Retief to Ermelo

Distance

98.20 km

Description

A Two-lane single Carriageway narrow gravel shoulder. First 7km is 4 lane undivided

Expected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

Reseal contract between Camden and Ermelo. Expect Stop n Gos.

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Maintenance

Faith Mogano
076 7790 346


N3

National Route

N3

Section

Durban to Cedara (Hilton)

Distance

85 km

Description

This entire section is a multi-lane dual carriageway. The first 4km out of Durban carries heavy traffic with up to 5 lanes in each direction. The next 40 km, up to Cato Ridge, has 3 lanes in each direction with wide paved shoulders. The section between Cato Ridge and the end of the Pietermaritzburg Bypass (33 km) has a two-lane plus paved shoulder configuration, except on steep gradients to the east of Pietermaritzburg where passing lanes are provided.
The final 14 km to Howick incorporates the steeply graded Town Hill, which has 3 lanes with paved shoulders in each direction.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

  1. A contract for the upgrade of the Hammarsdale Interchange is ongoing. Periodic blasting will occur for the next six months. There will be minimal disruption to traffic on the N3, with the existing three lanes reduced to two lanes in each direction in the vicinity of the interchange, however there will be disruption to local traffic.
  2. There is intermittent closure of the slow lane on the southbound carriageway of Town Hill for surface repairs.

Duration of Work

  1. Until November 2018.
  2. Until April 2017.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Emeka Mgbemere 083 641 9056 (Route Manager)


National Route

N3 (The N3 Toll Route operated by N3 Toll Concession (RF) Proprietary Limited

Section

Cedara to Heidelberg

Distance

415 km

Description

This section of road is a public private partnership between SANRAL and the N3Toll Concession (Pty) Ltd.  This toll route is a four-lane dual carriageway road between Cedara and the Tugela Toll Plaza.  From the Tugela Toll Plaza to the Wilge Toll Plaza (Villiers) the road is a four-lane single carriageway with shoulders of varying width.  The section between the Tugela Toll Plaza and Warden has at-grade intersections and access roads with reduced speed limits signposted.  The remainder of the road between Villiers and Heidelberg is a four-lane dual carriageway with paved shoulders.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Current planned construction works include:

  1. Rehabilitation between Cedara and Mooi River.  Work will commence in April 2017 and is programmed for completion in February 2019.
  2. Rehabilitation between Frere Interchange and the Sand River near the Bergville Interchange. Work will commence in November 2016 and is programmed for completion on 28 February 2018.
  3. Rehabilitation between Harrismith and Warden. Work commenced in January 2015 and is programmed for completion by July 2017.
  4. Rehabilitation between Van Reenen and Harrismith. Work commenced in August 2015 and is programmed for completion by April 2017
  5. Ongoing routine road maintenance, grass cutting and litter collection.

Through the construction zones, traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction under reduced speed.

During peak traffic period 14 April to 17 April and 27 April to 1 May, there will be 2 lanes open to traffic in both directions.  No work is planned for those periods unless an emergency arises.

Road users are urged to obey the posted speed limits, maintain safe following distances and to refrain from littering.

Duration of Work

Please see above. Maintenance personnel will be on standby to deal with any emergency repairs.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

N3TC Customer Care Line
0800 634 357
0800 N3 HELP


National Route

N3

Section

Balfour Interchange to Vosloorus (Barry Marais road)

Distance

38.2km

Description

Multi-lane dual carriageway with paved shoulders

Expected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Marthinus Wilken
082 782 1746


National Route

N3

Section

Vosloorus / Barry Marais Road to Buccleuch Interchange

Distance

43.0km

Description

Multi-lane dual carriageway with paved shoulders

Expected Road Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Expected Travel Condition

Good

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Marthinus Wilken
082 782 1746


Please note that the information contained herein could be subject to change. Routine Maintenance and Emergency Teams may be encountered.

N4

National Route

N4 ( Platinum Highway )

Section

Botswana Border to Zeerust

Distance

60 km

Description

Two-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered
Major roadworks upgrade from Zeerust. Expect Stop n Gos

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Pt Ops
012 804 0044


National Route

N4 ( Platinum Toll Highway )

Section

Zeerust to Rustenburg

Distance

120 km

Description

Two-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered
Rehabilitation between Zeerust and Swartruggens Plaza. Expect Stop n Gos

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Pt Ops
012 804 0044


National Route

N4 (Platinum Toll Highway)

Section

Rustenburg to Brits (R512 Interchange)

Distance

70 km

Description

Two-lane single carriageway freeway.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Motorists must be aware and be on the lookout for pedestrians and animals in the Bapong area.
Adhere to posted speed limits.
Road markings taking place. Expect narrowing of lanes

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Pt Ops
012 804 0044


National Route

N4 West Magalies

Section

Brits (R512 Interchange) to Hartebeesport

Distance

8.8km

Description

Single Carriageway with gravel shoulders

Expected Road conditionExpected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered
Reseal contract with Stop n Gos between Broederstroom and Pampoennek until June 2017

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Timothy Masalesa
076 349 4168


National Route

N4 (Platinum Toll Highway)

Section

Brits (R512 Interchange) to Pretoria (N1)

Distance

52 km

Description

Two-lane dual carriageway freeway.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered
Road markings taking place. Expect narrowing of lanes
Roadworks upgrage at the Doornpoort Plaza.

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Pt Ops
012 804 0044


National Route

N4 West Magalies Toll Road

Section

Pretoria (Rebecca Street) to Pelindaba

Distance

21 km

Description

Mixture of two-lane dual carriageway and two-lane single carriageway freeway.

Expected Road Condtion

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

There are upgrades happening at both Quagga and Pelindaba Toll Plazas until mid-September 2015. Expect delays through these 2 plazas.
Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Timothy Masalesa
076 349 4168


National Route

N4

Section

Pretoria to Hans Strydom Interchange

Distance

13.6 km

Description

A 6-lane dual carriageway road up to Simon Vermooten Interchange, thereafter a 4-lane dual carriage way.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Be alert of hijackers at Townland offramp.
Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Timothy Masalesa
076 349 4168


National Route

N4

Section

Hans Strydom Interchange to Mozambique

Distance

304 km

Description

Four-lane dual carriageway from Hans Strydom Int. to Van Dyks Drift. Thereafter, a four-lane undivided road to Wonderfontein, then 2 lanes undivided to the Mozambique border.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered
Road Rehabilitation between
Middelburg and Wonderfontein
Cross Roads and Waterval Onder (Expect 15-20 min stop n go). Wilge River I/C and Balmoral / Kusile I/C

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Trans African Concessionaires (TRAC)
013 755 3316


National Route

N4

Section

3Y Ellen street to Middelburg

Distance

21.09km

Description

Single carriageway with gravel shoulders

Expected Road Condition

Fair to satisfactory.
Poor road markings.
Road go through residential area with entrances both sides of the road.
Shoulders in bad state both sides of the road
Be alert of coal trucks

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Timothy Masalesa
076 349 4168


National Route

N4

Section

Nelspruit: Valencia Road to N4

Distance

8.6km

Description

Single carriageway with gravel shoulders.

Expected Road Condition Expected Road Condition

Surfacing Fair to Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road
Maintenance

Andrie Van Niekerk
076 481 5276

N5

Please note that the information contained herein could be subject to change. Routine Maintenance and Emergency Teams may be encountered.

National Route

N5

Section

Harrismith to Bethlehem

Distance

88 km

Description

A two-lane single carriageway with wide paved shoulders. There are overtaking opportunities where severe grades occur.

Expected Road Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

A contract for the upgrade of the N5 between Harrismith and Industriqwa, including construction of an interchange at Murray Street, is in progress. No Stop/Go Controls will be in place.

Duration of Work

Until January 2018

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Gert de Lange 079 162 2981 (Route Manager)


National Route

N5

Section

Bethlehem to Winburg

Distance

120 km

Description

A two-lane single carriageway with varying width of either paved or gravel shoulders. There are overtaking opportunities where severe grades occur.

Expected Road Condition

Fair to good

Expected Travel Condition

Maintenance crews will be active with occasional localised Stop/Go controls for asphalt patching work, between Bethlehem and Winburg. No closures are expected over Easter.

Duration of Work

Maintenance crews are continuously active.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Gert de Lange 079 162 2981 (Route Manager)

N6

National Route

N6

Section

East London to Stutterheim

Distance

70 km

Description

A two-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders and passing lanes in places

Expected Travel Condition

Fair to good

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Flip Jacobs
082 563 5218


National Route

N6

Section

Stutterheim to Cathcart

Distance

49 km

Description

A two-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders and passing lanes in places

Expected Travel Condition

Good.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Flip Jacobs
082 563 5218


National Route

N6

Section

Cathcart to Queenstown

Distance

59 km

Description

A two-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders and passing lanes in places.

Expected Travel Condition

Completed

Expected Travel Condition

Fair to Good

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Flip Jacobs
082 563 5218


National Route

N6

Section

Queenstown to Jamestown

Distance

107km

Description

A two lane single carriage way with paved shoulders

Expected Travel Condition

Good

Duration of Work

 

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Flip Jacobs
0825635218

Expected Travel Condition

 


National Route

N6

Section

Jamestown to Aliwal North

Distance

58 km

Description

A two-lane single carriageway with paved shoulders.

Expected Travel Condition

Good

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Flip Jacobs
082 563 5218

Expected Travel Condition

 

   

National Route

N6

Section

Aliwal North to Bloemfontein

Distance

200 km

Description

Predominantly, a two- lane single carriageway with only the last 2.36km of National Route 6 having wide paved shoulders. The rest of the route has gravel shoulders of varying widths.

Expected Road Condition

The road between Rouxville and Smithfield is in a fair condition with some pavement repair teams working ad hoc.
The road between Paryshoogte and Bloemfontein is in a good condition.

Expected Travel Condition

  1. There are pavement repair teams working ad hoc between Rouxville and Smithfield.
  2. A contract for the periodic maintenance of the N6 between Reddersburg and Rustfontein commenced in November 2016. Traffic will be accommodated by Stop/Go controls. No Stop/Go controls will be in place over Easter.

Duration of Work

  1. Teams working ad hoc.
  2. Until September 2017.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Johnny Rodgers
082 772 9804

N7

National Route

N7

Section

Melkbos Turn-off to Clanwilliam

Distance

198 km

Description

Dual carriageway with paved shoulders

Expected Travel Condition

Good.

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Jerome Buys
082 328 9422

Construction Works:

Atlantis Turn-off to Kalbaskraal
The speed limit throughout the construction area has been lowered to 60km/h and to be adhered to.

Motorist can encounter no day & night Stop/Go closures at this stage.

Abbotsdale to Voortrekker Road Interchange
The speed limit throughout the construction area has been lowered to 40 60km/h and to be adhered to.

Dual Carriageway North of Darling Road Interchange has been closed and traffic on the South Bound carriageway has been diverted onto the North Bound carriageway at a point halfway between the Voortrekker and Darling road interchanges. Two way traffic is currently accommodated on the North Bound carriageway over the full 4km extent of the project.

A dedicated lane for heavy vehicles to stop and engage lowest gear has been introduced on the Southbound carriageway just prior to the traffic diversion referred to above.  The speed regulation has been lowered from 80km/h to 60km/h and winding curves have been introduced as a traffic calming mechanism. 

All off ramps remain functional but slightly hidden/obscured and the public are therefore requested to drive slowly and be alert to the directional signage provided at the off ramps.  Some confusion exists for traffic approaching from the North, driving toward Cape Town, who tend to overlook the right hand diversion to Cape Town (N7 continuation).

Road and Bridge construction activities are taking place extensively in the interchange and are also consistent between the 4km construction limits.

Stop/Go control points are an exception (on the N7) and are generally operational only in the event of routine maintenance being carried out on the existing road surface. 

The public must be aware of slow moving heavy vehicles entering and exiting the roadway.

Due to the urban environment many pedestrians can be expected to be crossing the road for which extra caution is necessary.

Voortrekker Road to Hopefield Intersection

The speed limit throughout the construction area has been lowered to 60km/h and to be adhered to.

Duration of Work: July 2019


National Route

N7

Section

Clanwilliam to Western Cape /Northern Cape Border

Distance

139.075 km

Description

Single carriageway with paved and / or gravel shoulders

Expected Road Condition

Fair

Expected Travel Condition

Trawal - Klawer
The speed limit throughout the construction area has been lowered to 60km/h and to be adhered to.

No permanent stop/go control points are in operation at this stage, but traffic must be aware of slow moving heavy vehicles entering and exiting the roadway at the Melkboom turn-off.

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered

Duration of Work: Ongoing

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Louis Burger
074 193 2978



National Route

N7 Section 8

Section

Northern Cape Border to Vioolsdrift

Distance

412km

Description

Single carriageway with gravel shoulders and no passing lanes. Rest areas at regular intervals

Expected Travel Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

Routine Road Maintenance teams may be encountered.

Duration of Work: Ongoing

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Driaan Koegelenberg
071 683 5392


N8

Please note that the information contained herein could be subject to change. Routine Maintenance and Emergency Teams may be encountered.

National Route

N8

Section

Groblershoop to Kimberley

Distance

285 km

Description

Single carriageway with paved shoulders. Stopping places are provided at regular intervals.

Expected Travel Condition

Fair.

Expected Travel Condition

Motorists should be alert to stray animals. The route is prone to Kudu buck in the roadway between dusk and dawn

Duration of Work

Ongoing

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Pottie Potgieter
082 566 7301


National Route

N8

Section

Kimberley to Bloemfontein

Distance

150 km

Description

Predominantly, a two-lane single carriageway. The 29 km section between Kimberley and Perdeberg has paved shoulders, while the final eight km immediately adjacent to Bloemfontein is a four lane dual carriageway with wide paved shoulders. The remainder of the road has gravel shoulders.

Expected Road Condition

Fair

Expected Travel Condition

A contract for periodic maintenance between De Brug Farm and Petrusburg is in progress. Traffic is accommodated by Stop/Go controls. No Stop/Go controls will be in place over Easter.

Duration of Work

Until July 2017

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Riaan Louwrens
074 601 8998



National Route

N8

Section

Bloemfontein to Maseru

Distance

135 Km

Description

The first five km section from Bloemfontein is a four-lane dual carriageway with wide paved shoulders. Between Bloemfontein and Thaba Nchu there are alternating passing and passing lanes. Between Thaba Nchu and Ladybrand is a two-lane single carriageway road with shoulders of varying widths.
Route 26/N8-13 (km 0.0) to Maseru Border (km 11.75) is in good condition.

Expected Road Condition

Good

Expected Travel Condition

  1. Rehabilitation work is in progress on Section 11 between Bloemspruit (km 7.0) and Sannaspos (km 31.3). Motorists will encounter reduced speed limits with bi-directional traffic accommodation.
  2. A contract for the periodic maintenance between Ladybrand and the Maseru Border commenced in January 2017.
  3. A contract for the construction of a crawler lane between km 8.2 and km 11.04 towards Maseru adjacent to the N8 commenced in January 2017.

Duration of Work

  1. Completion date is June 2017.
  2. Until end June 2017.
  3. Until end October 2017.

Contact for Routine Road Maintenance

Johnny Rodgers
082 772 9804

 

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