Chota Motala: Go slow with the trucks to get off the N3 from today

2012-04-13 00:00

IF you use the N3 in the vicinity of the Chota Motala interchange, slow down and pick your lane early.

From today, there will be several changes to the traffic flow on the N3 near the Chota Motala interchange to allow for the construction of the new concrete overlay on the N3 North Bound Carriageway.

Bradley Naidoo of Group Five said from 2 pm today onwards, vehicles on the N3 northbound carriageway fast lane heading towards Johannesburg, will be driving contraflow to the traffic flow to Durban.

The fast lane traffic will break off just before the Manning Road overpass bridge and will travel on the newly laid concrete pavement next to the new concrete median barrier.

He said the vehicles travelling on the fast lane should be aware that the lane has been designed for light motor vehicles heading towards Johannesburg only; they will not be able to access the Northdale/Greytown off-ramp or the Sanctuary Road Liberty Mall off-ramp. He said vehicles wanting to access the Northdale/Greytown off-ramp and the Sanctuary Road Liberty Mall off-ramp should remain in the slow lane.

“The slow lane will direct vehicles to the Northdale/Greytown off-ramp, Sanctuary Road off-ramp, Liberty Mall and Johannesburg.”

“The contraflow will be for fast lane traffic only and will be for two kilometres. Traffic that will be deviated will be separated by concrete barriers for the entire detour. Traffic will be deviated back onto the northbound carriageway, just after the Sanctuary Road/ Liberty Mall off-ramp,” He advised drivers to go slow and ensure they are in the correct lane.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.