Repair and rehabilitation work on the N2 and N3 national roads after flood damage is well underway, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has said.
“Repairs to the section of the N2 over the uMhlanga River Bridge have been completed and we are able to open all lanes to traffic today,” said Mabuyi Mhlanga, N2 Programme Manager at SANRAL’s Eastern Region.
The opening of uMhlanga River Bridge is a positive indication that SANRAL is working hard to restore the national network back to its original condition before the devastating floods.
SANRAL is working with the provincial and municipal authorities in KwaZulu Natal to advance the rebuilding and rehabilitation work required to restore normality to the lives of the people in the province.
“Repairs to the M4 and R102 which serve as alternative route to the N2 are on top of the road repair priority list. We would like to thank the motorists for their patience during the rehabilitation period. SANRAL is working hard to bring the situation back to normality,” said Mhlanga.
The payment of toll fees at uThongathi and uMvoti plazas on the N2 toll route remain suspended following the SANRAL Board’s resolution. This suspension is meant to assist communities affected by the closure of alternative routes damaged by the floods.