N3: Work starts on Town Hill road

2008-08-11 00:00

Work has started on repairs to the bank above the south-bound N3 highway on Town Hill. It is expected to take about three months and will cost about R5 million.

The right-hand lane, which has been cordoned off for months, will continue to be out of action.

A spokesman for the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said a section of the hillside above the highway slipped after heavy rains earlier this year.

The bank above the highway is being excavated to build a retaining wall. The road surface will be repaired later.

The spokesman said authorities cannot prevent this kind of damage. The rock material on Town Hill is old and moving. He said that the highway is inspected regularly.

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