Permanent N4 Stop/Go to cease in October


In less than three weeks, on October 24, 2014, the permanent term Stop/Go on the N4 Toll Route between Mbombela (Nelspruit) and Malalane in Mpumalanga will cease. 

Unforeseen road conditions were encountered during the rehabilitation of the last portion of road, close to Matsulu, which caused a slight delay in the termination of the long term Stop/Go.

Towards the end of October, a shorter Stop/Go will come into effect on the Crocodile River Bridge to allow for rehabilitation work on the bridge’s joints followed by
short daytime Stop/Go’s to allow for the final overlay, which is expected to be completed by 21 November, 2014.

Ancillary works, side drains and finishing, will be done until 12 December 2014, with shoulder or isolate closures to be completed as required. All road works will stop for the Festive Season break between 12 December 2014 and 5 January 2015, with the entire project expected to be concluded by the end of January 2015.

Trans African Concessions is conscious of the challenges and frustration that the upgrade and construction works of the Crocodile Gorge may have caused road users, and we are humbled by their patience and understanding. This particular section of the N4 was in desperate need of structural improvement, including the reconstruction of the top 300mm layer of the road, as well as additional traffic capacity provided by additional 8km of overtaking lanes. Given the topography of this section of N4 radical measures had to be taken to allow for this to be done effectively.

In the meantime TRAC wants to thank all of the N4’s road users for their patience and understanding during this period and urges all motorists to remain cautious, vigilant and respectful of all road regulations, including those pertaining to the construction works.

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