N3TC: Motorist advised to use alternative routes as high volume of traffic towards KZN is expected



The traffic on the N3 heading towards Durban increased drastically.

This is because South Africans are taking advantage of the September break.

According to the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), continuing stream of travelers are expected to be seen on the N3 toll route over the Heritage Day long weekend.

Commercial manager Con Roux said in a statement said: “While N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), the company managing the N3 Toll Route, is geared to welcome leisure travellers back to the route, we recommend all road users carefully plan their trips.”

The N3TC spokesperson Anita Heyl said there was slow traffic on Wednesday and Thursday on the N3 south-bound heading towards Durban and extremely high volumes of traffic heading towards the north on Sunday is expected as people will be heading back to Johannesburg.

“There are construction sites on the N3 which might have contributed to the congestion heading towards KwaZulu-Natal,” said Hely.

“However, [on] Sunday we are not expecting the traffic to be as bad because there are no slow moving lanes due to construction,” she added.

“We strongly appeal to weekend travellers to carefully plan ahead, and to remain patient when travel conditions become demanding,” said Roux.

Hely however warned travellers who can travel outside of peak hours to do so.

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