N4 roadworks won't affect traffic, says TRAC

2013-12-18 13:46
The Gauteng roads department will need about four to six months to repair a sinkhole on the N14 Ben Schoeman highway, it says. (File, Beeld)

The Gauteng roads department will need about four to six months to repair a sinkhole on the N14 Ben Schoeman highway, it says. (File, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Holiday-goers will not be affected by roadworks on the N4 through the Crocodile Gorge towards Mozambique as the stop and gos will be removed over December, Trans African Concessions (TRAC) said on Wednesday.

There would be two-way traffic until 7 January, said TRAC CEO Graham Esterhuysen, a Sapa correspondent reported.

"Road works have been planned so that the road will be safe to travel and therefore no delays are anticipated. Furthermore, there will not be any construction activities," said Esterhuysen.

The existing road was being rehabilitated, and eight kilometres of additional passing lanes were being constructed. The road was expected to get a new asphalt surface.

The project, which started at the end of April, is expected to take 20 months to complete, at a cost of R287m.

Esterhuysen asked motorists to keep to the speed limit. He said traffic peaks were expected between20 and 23 December, when about 13 000 to 15 000 vehicles would pass through the gorge.

"The direction split is normally 70% east and 30% west. Long queues will again be experienced at Komatipoort during this period due to immigration, customs and other procedures at the Lebombo border post."

Esterhuysen said TRAC had installed toilets on the road approaching the border and would distribute pamphlets at the Nkomazi Plaza advising the public about arrangements before and at the border.

On the last kilometre to the border post, TRAC had built a median to separate inbound and outbound traffic.

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