Clear run on the N4 east for holiday travellers
|Issued by: Meropa Communications|
[Johannesburg, 7 December 2016]
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Pretoria, 4 December 2016. No road construction will take place on the N4 freeway from Pretoria to Mozambique during the coming festive season and travellers will not experience any delays.
Good news for motorists is that the automated payment system is operational at toll plazas on the N4 route which will lead to a reduction in travel time for vehicles fitted with electronic tags.
Ismail Essa, regional manager for Sanral's Northern Region (Limpopo, Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga provinces) says there are no major road works undertaken on the artery that runs from Gauteng, through Mpumalanga to the Mozambican border. The road is in good condition but motorists should take care, especially when they are driving during the typical Highveld thunderstorms.
Traffic volumes are expected to pick up on the stretch between Machadodorp and Nelspruit, especially on 22 December prior to the Christmas weekend. Past traffic patterns have shown that the Machado Traffic Control Centre will experience extreme traffic volumes on New Year's Day.
Sanral calls on road users to follow important safety tips when they take to the country's main roads during the holiday period. "The main message is to remember that a road is a shared space and that you should be respectful towards your fellow road users."
Speed limits are clearly indicated on the 21 946 km of roads managed by Sanral in all nine provinces. "These are maximum limits and drivers should adjust their speed according to conditions such as rain or visibility," says Essa.
Road users are encouraged to take a break during long distance journeys to prevent fatigue and lack of concentration.
Incidents should be reported to either the South African Police Services (10111) or the National Traffic Call Centre (NTCC) on 012 665 6075, alternatively to the TRAC Rescue team at 0800 8722 64 (0800 TRAC N4).