Traffic flow changes as upgrading of N12, between Oudtshoorn and De Rust starts

Oudtshoorn, 12 March 2019 – The upgrading of the N12 national road, between Oudtshoorn and De Rust has today moved toward the Central Business District of the Oudtshoorn affecting the section between Oudtshoorn Graveyard and Springbok Road. 

The contractor is already on site. Motorists are therefore warned that the traffic flow in Heunis Street, 5th Avenue, Springbok Road and Voortrekker Road will affected. “Heunis Street will be closed for the duration of the project. This will further mean that motorists who are used to using Heunis Street must make use of 5th Avenue up to Springbok Road,” said the Oudtshoorn’s Head of Traffic Services, Mr. Patrick Jordaan.

“This will consequently put a lot of strain on 5th Avenue and will cause traffic congestions at intersections; 5th Avenue, Rossouw Street, Tommy De Villiers Street, Springbok Road, Coral Road and Pearl Road. Besides the congestions mentioned, there will also be stress on the Voortrekker and Springbok Roads intersection. A stop and go system will be conducted on Voortrekker Road/N12. Traffic and Law Enforcement Officers will regulate traffic at these intersections.”

“It is rather an unfortunate situation as the KKNK25 starts on 21 March 2019. We must also bear in mind that the contractor must complete the work within a prescribed timeframe and this is the second contractor for this huge upgrading,” Jordaan added.

Jordaan urged motorists to make use of Jacobson Street and Langenhoven Road to avoid any inconvenience. “The upgrading may take up two months before completion and we request motorists to be patient while the upgrade is underway.”

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