The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sandral) has advised road users to adapt their routes to accommodate road closures.
Section 2, on the N2, which stretches from the Gordon’s Bay intersection to Houwhoek, will be closed for asphalt overlay. Is is due for completion in September.
Asphalt overlay to the Sir Lowry’s Pass section is currently 95% complete, Sanral said.
Closures will take place as follows:
* The inbound left lane, or slow lane, or will be closed between 8.30am and 4pm.
* Both inbound lanes will be closed between 7pm and 6am, so that work on the joints. All traffic will be accommodated in single lanes contraflow on the outbound side.
* This process will be repeated on the outbound side once work on the inbound lanes is completed.
* At the same time, the 1.7km widening work at the foot of Sir Lowry’s Pass will continue during the night and one-way traffic will be accommodated during this time, using Stop/Go traffic signals.The maximum waiting time at these control points will be 15 minutes.
“Reduced speed limits will be enforced during the construction period and we urge motorists to observe all warning signs for their own safety, the safety of other motorists and that of the construction workers on the road. Sanral apologises for any inconvenience caused,” said Randall Cable, Sanral Western Region Manager.