Frustration at congested Limpopo plaza

2012-05-01 11:47
Polokwane - Frustration was growing among motorists at the Capricorn toll plaza in Limpopo on Tuesday as only two out of eight lanes were open to serve travellers returning on the busy N1 highway from the long weekend.

Motorists fought over lanes, with some trying to get ahead by pushing forward on the shoulder.

Traffic stretched for about 2km towards Makhado [Louis Trichaardt] with only one police officer present to control fraying tempers.

Motorists heading north were the most frustrated as those travelling south tried to go through the closed north-bound toll gates, thereby blocking them.

Toll gate employees said were not allowed to comment and comment from the SA National Roads Agency Limited was not immediately available.

The transport department in the province said it would comment on the situation later.

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