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.

  • Piet - 2011-12-14 07:03

    ANd you are going to pay for this!!!!!

      Alan - 2011-12-14 09:08

      No I am not. Do not buy e-tags. I am not giving any business access to deduct money from my accounts without proof of service. Make SANRAL send you each photograph by POST. They cannot email them to me due to the spam blocker on my system so I won’t get the emails. Then, if they can get that right, don’t pay anyway.

      Lenand - 2011-12-14 09:16

      I will not pay for these improvements

  • Bridget - 2011-12-14 09:38

    Someone has to pay and it's not going to be anyone on or chasing the gravy train....

  • pota.motlokoa - 2012-01-02 10:05

    This has been a great improvement. I always took a wrong turn at that Gosforth plaza trying to get to the N12 Kimberly, because of bad signage at the toll gate. The N12 was never shown. You had to know that u must take Germiston, then u wud find N12 from there. These are changes I don't mind paying for.

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