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Traffic over long weekends

By in Roads, Transport on March 19, 2016

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd  (SANRAL), which manages 21 451 of national routes, would like to advise road users of the expected peak travel times over the Human Rights and Easter weekends.

Traffic will spike on most roads on 18, 21, 25 and 28 March.

  • N1 between Cape Town and Johannesburg

o   Traffic toward Johannesburg will be free-flowing except at the Huguenot Tunnel which will be very busy on 18 and 24 March.

o   Traffic toward Cape Town will be free-flowing except at the Huguenot Tunnel which will be very busy on 21 and 28 March.

  • N1 between Pretoria and Polokwane

o   Traffic toward Polokwane at the Pumulani Plaza will be free-flowing but busy on 24 March; at the Carousel Plaza it will be free-flowing but busy on 18 and 25 March and very busy on 24 March; free-flowing at the Kranskop, Nyl and Capricorn Plazas.

o   Traffic toward Pretoria will be free-flowing at the Capricorn, Nyl and Kranskop Plazas but very busy on 28 March; at the Carousel Plaza it will be free-flowing but busy on 21 March and very busy on 28 March; at the Pumulani Plaza it will be free-flowing but very busy on 28 March.

 

  • N2 between Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Kokstad

o   Traffic toward Kokstad on the KwaZulu-Natal border will be free-flowing but very busy at Grabouw 18, 24 and 25 March; at Caledon very busy 18, 19, 24 and 25 March; Swellendam will spike on 24 March; free-flowing at Tsitsikamma; free-flowing at Humansdorp but will spike on 28 March; free-flowing at Grahamstown; busy at Umtata on 18, 22, 23 and 24 March; and free-flowing at Kokstad.

o   Traffic toward Cape Town will be free-flowing at Kokstad; busy at Umtata on 17, 18, 22 and 23 and very busy on 24 March; free-flowing at Grahamstown, Humansdorp and Tsitsikamma; very busy at Swellendam on 28 March; very busy at Grabouw on 21 and 28 March and busy on 27 March; very busy at Grabouw at 21 and 28 March and busy on 27 March.

 

  • N2 between Hibberdene, Durban, Richards Bay and Ermelo

o   Traffic toward Ermelo will be free-flowing but very busy at Winkelspruit on 27 and 28 March and free-flowing at Tongaat, Mtunzini, Mtubatuba and Piet Retief.

o   Traffic toward Hibberdene will be free-flowing at Piet Retief, Mtubatuba, Mtunzini, Tongaat; busy at Winkelspruit on 18 and 19 March and very busy 24 and 25 March.

 

  • N3 between Durban and Johannesburg    

o   Traffic toward Johannesburg will be free-flowing but busy at the Mariannhill Plaza on 28 March; busy at  Ashburton  on 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27 and 29 March and very busy on 24, 25 and 28 March; busy at the Merrivale Interchange on 21, 27 and 29 March and very busy on 28 March; very busy at the Mooi and Tugela Plaza and Van Reenen Pass on 28 March; at the Wilge Plaza there will be a spike on 21 March and be very busy on 28 March; Heidelberg will see a spike on 21 March and be very busy on 28 March.

o   Traffic toward Durban will be free-flowing but  busy on 18, 19, 23 and 25 March; busy at the Wilge Plaza on 19 March; busy at Van Reenen Pass on 18 March and very busy on 19, 24 and 25 March; busy at the Tugela Plaza on 19 March; busy at the Mooi Plaza on 19, 24, 25 and 28 March; busy at Merrivale Interchange on 18 and 21 March and very busy on 19, 24, 25 and 28 March; very busy at Ashburton on 18, 19, 24, 25 and 28 March and busy on 30 March; Mariannhill Plaza will be busy on 19 March.

  • N4 between Pretoria and Komatipoort

o   Traffic toward Komatipoort will be free-flowing but busy at Solomon Mahlangu on 18 and 24 March; Eadie St busy on 18 and 24 March; free-flowing at the Middelburg, Machadadorp and Nkomazi Plazas.

o   Traffic toward Pretoria will be free-flowing at the Nkomazi Plaza, very busy at the Machadadorp and Middelburg Plazas on 28 March; busy at Eadie St and Solomon Mahlangu on 28 March.

  • N4 at Swartruggens Plaza

o   Traffic at the plaza in both directions will be free-flowing.

  • N5 between Winburg and Harrismith – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N6 between East London and Bloemfontein – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N7 between Cape Town and Springbok – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N8 between Upington and Maseru – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N9 between George and Colesberg – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N10 between Nakop (Namibian border) via Cradock to Port Elizabeth – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N12 between George, Kimberley, Johannesburg and Witbank – traffic will be free-flowing but busy at Stilfontein on 28 March toward Potchefstroom.
  • N14 between Springbok and Pretoria – traffic will be free-flowing.
  • N17 between Johannesburg and Oshoek (Swaziland border) – traffic will be free-flowing but busy on 28 March at Davel toward Springs.