Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 30 November

Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 30 November

Eastern Cape, 30 November 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the R72 from Section 3 to Section 4 between Birah River and Openshaw Village, today, Friday, 30 November 2018 from 3pm until 5pm, weather permitting.

The road will be closed between and Gcinisa and Hamburg turn off.

“Motorists are asked to use caution when making use of the road,” Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager said.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 30 November

Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 3-7 December

Eastern Cape, 29 November 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Monday, 03 December 2018 to Friday, 07 December 2018.

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 1km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.
  • The left lane between Spondo Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 1km when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.
  • The right lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 1km when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.
  • The right lane will be closed for 2km from Ralo Road, when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.
  • The left lane between Chelsea Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 1km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.
  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 1km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.
  • Road Marking is expected to take place at the following intersections: Johnson Road and R75; Chelsea Road and R75; and Ralo Road and R75.

 

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 30 November

Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 29 Nov

Eastern Cape, 29 November 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the R72 from Section 3 to Section 4 between Birah River and Openshaw Village, today, Thursday, 29 November 2018 from 3pm until 5pm, weather permitting.

The road will be closed between and Gcinisa and Hamburg turn off.

“Motorists are asked to use caution when making use of the road,” Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager said.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Emotional reunion in East London | South African Historic Grand Prix Festival

Emotional reunion in East London | South African Historic Grand Prix Festival

Motorsport history came alive in the Eastern Cape this weekend as the sights and sounds of pre-war Grand Prix cars reverberated around the East London Grand Prix circuit at the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival.

For many it was an emotional reunion of cars, some of them the very cars that turned a wheel in anger here some 80 years ago. From eye-witness accounts of elderly spectators who were at the original Grands Prix to family reunions of relations to the cars and drivers that originally competed, and those who merely appreciated these iconic cars; the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival was certainly an experience never to be repeated.

“This is the realisation of a dream,” said event organiser, Mark Woolley from Speedstream Events. “It’s the culmination of 19 months of hard work to secure the cars, unpack the history, and truly appreciate the contribution South Africa and East London have made to motorsport. To actually see and hear these cars by the South African seaside has been an immensely emotional and satisfying experience.”

The owners and drivers also relished the thrill of the East London Grand Prix Circuit, really stretching the legs of their 80-year old cars around the legendary tarmac. The parade around the remains of the original Prince George circuit also instilled a sense of awe at what these cars and drivers faced in the original South African Grands Prix between 1934 and 1939.

At the front of the field, the two ERAs, Whitney Straight’s Maserati 8CM and the ex-Dick Shuttleworth Alfa Romeo P3 didn’t hang around, jostling for position with ear-splitting screams and lurid opposite lock slides. The emotions for some of the other competitors being overtaken by these exotic cars was equally special as the 24 cars put on a spectacular display.

The South African Historic Grand Prix Festival now starts the tour section this week, ending at Val de Vie next weekend (1 and 2 December) for the Grand Prix Garden Party. If you missed the opportunity to see these cars in action at East London, be sure to get your tickets at www.sahistoricgp.com.

Located between Franschhoek and Paarl, the Val de Vie polo field will host over 150 classic and collector cars along with a great family experience and entertainment.  The Grand Prix cars will be paraded on a short road circuit within the estate.

Tickets are also available at the gate and all the details are also on Facebook – SA Historic Grand Prix Festival.

 

Issued by Meropa Communications on behalf of Speedstream Events Ltd

Media Contacts –

UK – Mark Woolley – mark@speedstreamgroup.com

SA – Patrick Gearing – patrickg@meropa.co.za

Traffic advisory | Controlled blasting on the R72 between Birah River and Openshaw Village 30 November

Traffic Advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 26-30 Nov

Eastern Cape, 26 November 2018: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch will take place from today, Monday, 26 November 2018 to Friday, 30 November 2018.

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

• The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 1km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

• The left lane between Spondo Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 1km when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.

• The right lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 1km when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.

• The left lane between Chelsea Road and Ralo Road will be closed for 2km when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch during the day and reopened during peak hours.

• The left lane between Chelsea and Johnson Road will be closed for 1km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

• Roadworks are expected at all intersections on the R75 between Dyke Road and Ralo Road.

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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