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Agency suspends roadworks for the festive season


The roadworks will resume after the school holidays in January.

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WITH road traffic expected to increase from tomorrow ahead of the Christmas holidays, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), has informed motorists that roadworks have largely been suspended in the Western Region (Western Cape and Northern Cape) for the festive season.

Roadworks will resume after the school holidays in January.

“As the holiday traffic on the country’s roads increases during this time, Sanral would like to keep road users informed of the situation on the roads as it impacts their travels, particularly visitors from outside the region,” Sanral Regional Manager, Kobus van der Walt, said.

“On the N12 between Hopetown and Kimberley, construction for the widening of a bridge over the Orange River may result in sporadic stop/go traffic conditions, even though there is no actual construction happening on site.


Again, road users are implored to be vigilant and reduce speed when travelling through this area,” Van der Walt stated.

Road users are also urged to take note of the following contact details to report any incident on the road network or obtain information to facilitate the planning of their journeys.

The Northern Cape has six Centralised Communication Centres (CCCs) that operate 24 hours and their role is to dispatch all relevant services required at the scene.

The contact numbers for these CCCs are:

Kimberley 053 831 1954/5

De Aar 053 631 0397 or 053 631 0088/0860

Calvinia 027 341 1414 or 027 341 2417/8132

Springbok 027 712 2790/8000/1737 or 027 718 1922

Upington 054 337 9700

Kuruman 053 712 0457/0599

“We appeal to road users to plan their journeys and to make provision for frequent breaks between long drives. In windy conditions please reduce speeds when towing caravans and/or trailers. Let us be patient, considerate and particularly aware of pedestrians during this time,” Van der Walt added.