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Section of N7 closed due to bridge repair

20 November 2017

The northbound carriageway of Trunk Road 11/7 (N7) near the Refinery Interchange Bridge (No. B4247) will be closed on 25 November 2017 between 5am and 4pm for emergency bridge work.

Traffic will be diverted via the off and on ramps back onto the N7. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and to exercise care and patience.

Following an incident that occurred on 31 August 2017 where a truck hit and damaged 3 of the 9 precast beam soffits of the Refinery Interchange Bridge No. 4247, emergency repair works are required.

The contract was awarded to Empa Structures in October 2017. The contract period is 2 months, and will be completed in December 2017, before the December holiday.

It is a provision of the contract that traffic shall be accommodated with the least delay and discomfort to the public. The safety and convenience of the travelling public are important and every effort will be made to ensure that all temporary road signs, traffic cones, flag-men and speed controls are maintained and are effective, and that courtesy is extended to the public at all times. The contractor is required to make use of approved methods to control the movement of his equipment and vehicles so as not to constitute a hazard on public roads.

The public is requested to be patient and exercise caution when using the road.

Media Enquiries: 

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570