High Easter traffic volumes recorded on N3 Toll Route

The N3 Toll Concession says nearly 1,500 vehicles per hour have been passing between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

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JOHANNESBURG - High traffic volumes have been recorded on the N3 between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal as holidaymakers travel to their various destinations this Easter long weekend.

The N3 Toll Concession says nearly 1,500 vehicles per hour have been passing between the two provinces.

The concession says it expects traffic to lessen later on Saturday and on Sunday as people would have arrived at their destinations.

The Concessions’ Con Roux says surprisingly the country wide bus strike which began on Wednesday and effectively ended on Friday did not have any major effects on traffic volumes.

“The law enforcement authorities, emergency personnel and other volunteers are out in full force and they’re doing their level best to ensure the safety of motorists.”

EASTER MONDAY

The N3 Toll Concession says it expects Easter Monday to be the busiest day on the N3 road as motorists return from their holiday destinations.

The Concession says Easter Monday typically records the highest traffic volumes of the year on that route.

Roux says for now they expect roads to be calm.

“And that would be the calm before the storm because Easter Monday is traditionally one of the busiest day of the year on the N3 as people return to Gauteng from KwaZulu-Natal.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)