Why not divert the motor vehicles?

2015-12-16 06:00

I WISH to raise a concern and hopefully get a valid response from the NPA Traffic Department.

I travel on the N3 from PMB to the Midlands every week. My concern is the road works that have been taking place on the N3 from Liberty Midlands Mall north towards Hilton. Most times, vehicles sit trapped on this stretch of road for at least 45 minutes to an hour.

This is frustrating. It also causes loss in production as companies lose lots of money on wasted fuel and diesel, however this is not my major gripe.

What I would like to know is why the traffic authorities do not divert light motor vehicles at the mall on-ramp so that they can rejoin the N3 at the top of Hilton or Cedara?

This would save them lots of time and ease the traffic jam. The traffic cops should only allow heavy vehicles to use that stretch of road.

All it would take is for one or two of the heavies to lose their brakes on the hill and all hell would break loose. Imagine if one of the heavies’ brakes failed and it came hurtling back down that hill, smashing light vehicles. The loss of life and injuries would be a disaster. I hope that the authorities act now, especially during the festive season, to avoid another massive disaster.



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