Heavy congestion on Limpopo roads

2018-04-02 19:01


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Limpopo traffic officials have opened up the Capricorn Toll Plaza to deal with the high numbers of traffic flowing towards Gauteng from Limpopo.

Provincial department of transport spokesperson, Matome Moremi-Taueatsoala, said the province had seen major traffic flows as congregants of the ZCC church leave Moria.

Moremi-Taueatsoala said traffic volumes at the Kranskop Toll Plaza have been seeing an average of around 2500 vehicles per hour, while the Capricorn Toll Plaza had opened its gates to allow vehicles to pass through for free to avoid further congestion.

"The traffic at Kranskop Plaza is piling up with a distance of 500 meters away from the plaza… We have been informed that the management at the Capricorn have decided to open up the gates for the southbound in order to avoid further problems," he said.

"The traffic volume has gone up on R71 and Boyne and Ga-Maja bypass after the church service of the two ZCC churches in Moria," Moremi-Taueatsoala said.

"We are still experiencing a bit of problems with congestion around the two garages on both the R101 and the N1 going south. Our traffic officials are dealing with the problems," he said.

Moremi-Taueatsoala also warned motorists about the problems of stray animals on the road, especially near Groblersbridge and Burgersfort in the province.

He said the province along with the SAPS had deployed more than 1000 officials to ensure safety on the roads

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