N3 closed to demolish bridge

2011-09-01 00:00

THE north- and southbound carriageways of the N3 at the Chota Motala Interchange will be closed to traffic between midnight on Friday and midnight on Sunday.

The road will be closed to facilitate the demolition of the existing Chota Motala bridge.

The site manager of the Chota Motala interchange, Bradley Naidoo, said the completion of the first phase of the bridge project necessitated the construction of the other half of the bridge.

“Once the demolition is completed, construction of the rest of the bridge will commence. Traffic from town to Northdale will be diverted on to the completed part of the bridge and access points to and out of town via this part of the road will be cut-off,” said Naidoo on Tuesday.

The northbound carriageway of the N3 (from Durban) will be closed to traffic at the Alan Paton/N3 split.

Light motor vehicles will be diverted via the city and allowed back onto the N3 highway at the interchanges north of Chota Motala Road.

Flagmen and detour signs will clearly mark out the detour routes for light motor vehicles.

Trucks will be stacked and escorted along a designated route by Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) officers.

The southbound carriageway of the N3 (from Gauteng) will be closed to traffic at the Cedara interchange.

Light motor vehicles will be diverted onto the R103, through the city and allowed back onto the N3 at interchanges south of Chota Motala Road.

Traffic entering and leaving the city along Chota Motala Road will not be able to access the N3, the city centre or Greytown Road.

Motorists on these routes will be diverted along marked routes on Ohrtmann Road, Manning Avenue and Willowton Road.

The on-ramp from Liberty Midlands Mall to the N3 south will also be closed.

“…we appeal to motorists to be patient and follow the detour route markers,” said Naidoo.

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