Sanral has announced several lanes of the northbound M1 highway in Johannesburg will be closed during off-peak hours for the next two months.
“As part of the upgrading of the M1, road users are advised that only one lane will remain open to traffic at night and over weekends on the M1 northbound,” the South African National Roads Agency Limited said on Wednesday.
“This is due to the replacement of asphalt on this section of the road that will require two lanes to be temporarily closed.”
The affected section is between Corlett Drive and the Buccleuch Interchange. The temporary lane closures will begin on Friday, and cease at the end of July.
The lanes would be reduced every Monday through to Thursday night at 8.30pm.
All lanes would be re-opened at 5am the next morning.
The lanes would also be reduced between 9pm on Fridays until 5am on Monday mornings.
“During the specified periods, traffic on the M1 northbound can expect delays and motorists are requested to utilise alternative routes as far as possible to avoid this section of road,” Sanral said. – Sapa