R31 PROVINCIAL ROAD – BETWEEN KOOPMANSFONTEIN AND MIDDELPOS HAS BEEN CLOSED

 R31 PROVINCIAL ROAD – BETWEEN KOOPMANSFONTEIN AND MIDDELPOS HAS BEEN CLOSED

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The Northern Cape department of Roads and public Works has been closed a section of the R31 road between Koopmansfontain and Middelpos due to flooding.

This happened due to excessive rainfall in the area since Wednesday last week. The water level has continued to rise and has reportedly also cause a massive potholes in the middle of the flooded road.

The detours are as follows:

To Kuruman from Kimberley is to travel on the N12 to Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Taung, Vryburg then to Kuruman.

From Postmaburg to Kimberley: Take the R325 to Griekwastad (55km of gravel road), then join the N8 to Kimberley

From Lime acres to Kimberley: take R385 to campbel (69km of gravel road), then join N8.

The department instituted the following mitigating strategies:

• Warning signs have been erected and road users are encouraged to use the detour

• The Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison and traffic officers are on site to assist with redirecting the traffic.

The Department will conduct a comprehensive assessment in terms of the damage which will inform our maintenance strategy. Furthermore the Department dispatched a monitoring team and we will communicate with members of the public as the nature of the situation changes.

Issued by Porchia Sololo Office of the MEC Communications

Karabelo Moncho

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