Motorists get a spring in their step

2011-12-13 22:44

Johannesburg - Motorists travelling to and from Springs should be able to travel with greater ease thanks to new road improvements, the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Tuesday.

"A new on and off-ramp at the N12/N17 Elands interchange will open to the driving public... on Wednesday," Sanral spokesperson Priya Pillay said in a statement. "The new on and off-ramps... [are] a major step in the improvement of the traffic capacity to and from Springs."

The new ramps created direct links between the N12 and N17. Road improvements would now allow westbound traffic on the N17 to travel onto the southbound carriageway to Kimberley and Vereeniging.

A new free flow loop on-ramp, allowing the northbound traffic on the N12 to travel onto the eastbound carriageway of the N17 to Springs, was already in operation.

A new on-ramp split had also opened which improved northbound traffic flow on the N12 towards Witbank (N12) and Heidelberg (N3).

Pillay said road improvements such as these were being undertaken as part of the Gauteng freeway improvement project.

She said roadworks in the area would continue and road users were urged to reduce speed and observe road signs at construction sites.

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