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Closure of N3 toll route has begun as Eskom removes overhead power lines

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The N3 Toll Concession has sounded a note of warning to motorists that the busy section of the highway would be closed for a period of 15-minutes successions until 1pm


The closure of N3 toll route close to the De Hoek Toll Plaza has begun since 10am and will continue for about three hours on Thursday.

The reason behind the closure is due to Eskom’s plan to remove overhead power lines.

The N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) has sounded a note of warning to motorists that the busy section of the highway would be closed for a period of 15-minutes successions until 1pm.

In a statement, the N3TC beckoned on motorists to plan ahead for the new development.

“This temporary closure is required by Eskom in order to dismantle and remove a decommissioned high-voltage transmission overhead power line. Three-phase conductors will be removed sequentially during this period. A 15-minute full road closure is required per phase conductor to move each one across the road.”

All traffic will be completely stopped during each of the 15-minute road closure periods, but will thereafter be allowed to flow for a 30-minute period until all three powerlines have been removed.”

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