Chota Motala: Bridge down, road reopens

2011-09-05 00:00

The N3 will be open to traffic by this morning after being closed at the weekend for the demolition of the old Chota Motala bridge. The remaining part of the bridge was completely down by about 9 am yesterday. Site engineer Vincent Van Rooyen said that by yesterday afternoon workers were continuing with the clearing of the concrete from the highway and at midnight the N3 would be re-opened. Traffic will be driving on the phase one of the newly constructed bridge from today. Traffic over the bridge will be restricted to three lanes. From 6.30 am to 4 pm two lanes will be available into Pietermaritzburg city centre and only one lane will be available to Northdale/Greytown. From 4 pm to 6.30 pm two lanes will be available to Northdale/Greytown and only one lane into town. Motorists travelling to Johannesburg or the Liberty Midlands Mall via the N3 on-ramp should note that the ramp has moved about 140 metres west from the old ramp.

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