Heavy rains damage road infrastructure

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Vryburg - North West Premier Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro visited Vryburg and Taung earlier this week to assess the damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall.

This comes after the closure of the N14 between Kuruman and Vryburg after the roadway flooded during heavy rains last week causing a culvert to collapse. The extent of the damage warranted a full road closure of the N14 between Kuruman and Vryburg.

Motorists travelling between Kimberley and Upington, are advised to avoid the N14, N8 and R31, and to rather take the N12 from Kimberley, linking up with the N10 just before Britstown and then travel via the N10 to Upington.

On the N8, repairs have been effected and the road is now partially open to through traffic, between the N8/R31 roundabout, just outside Kimberley and Campbell. With one lane open, a Stop/Go system is in place.

“We appeal to road users to remain vigilant, be patient, reduce speed and where possible, to avoid travelling during these adverse weather conditions,” said Randall Cable, SANRAL Western Region Manager.