N3TC Toll Route | Temp Road Closure | 7 8 9 March 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: N3 TOLL ROUTE, KWAZULU-NATAL
TYPE: TEMPORARY SOUTH- AND NORTHBOUND ROAD CLOSURE NEAR LIONS RIVER. TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS AND DELAYS TO BE EXPECTED.
AREA: N3 SECTION 4 AT KILOMETRE 17.4N AND 17.4S
DATE: 07 – 09 MARCH 2022
N3 Road users are warned to prepare for intermittent partial road closures and traffic disruptions near Lions River interchange from next week
All north- and southbound lanes of the N3 Toll Route will be temporarily closed for approximately two hours at a time in the vicinity of the Lions River Interchange (Exit 114) in KwaZulu-Natal (from Monday, 07 March 2022 to Wednesday, 09 March 2022).
The partial road closures are required by Eskom to finalise essential work on the overhead transmission lines and conductor which supply electricity to the area.
Weather permitting, the planned work will be undertaken at specified two-hour intervals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The intended road closure dates and times will be adjusted if work is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Traffic accommodation during road closures
Heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) will be stacked in both direction on the N3 Toll Route for the duration of each closure, whilst light motor vehicles (LMVs) will be diverted via the R103 for a total distance of approximately 45 kilometres.
Northbound traffic (towards Johannesburg) will be diverted at the Howick/Midmar Interchange (Exit 103), whilst the diversion point for southbound traffic (towards Durban) will be at the Nottingham Road Interchange (Exit 132).
Road users are advised to prepare for traffic delays on both the N3 Toll Route and the R103.
N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), the company managing the N3 Toll Route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng, requests road users’ patience and cooperation to assist Eskom to complete this essential task.
The Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI), of both Mpofana and uMngeni, will be deployed to manage the road closures, and will be supported by all other road incident management services, including N3TC’s route patrol services and emergency response teams.
Road users planning to travel along the N3 Toll Route, particularly the section between Howick and Nottingham Road, are advised to obtain real-time traffic information and route status updates from N3TC’s 24-hour helpline on 0800 63 43 57 or by following @N3Route on Twitter.