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Temporary N3 road closure for the dismantling and removal of a decommissioned High-Voltage transmission overhead powerline
Tuesday, 15 September 2020: Eskom would like to inform road users and stakeholders that SANRAL has granted it permission for the temporary road closure of the N3 Freeway (North and Southbound), just after the N3 De Hoek Toll Plaza, on Thursday, 17 September 2020, from 10:00 to 13:00, to dismantle and remove a decommissioned high-voltage transmission overhead powerline crossing the N3.
 
All three phase conductors will be removed sequentially. A 15-minute period is required to remove each phase conductor across the road. During the removal of each phase, traffic will have to be stopped completely to ensure the safe removal of a phase conductor. Traffic will be allowed to flow after each phase conductor removal for approximately 30 minutes, while the removal equipment is set up for the next phase conductor.
 
Eskom would like to apologise to the public for any inconvenience caused during the dismantling process, and appeals for restraint, co-operation and patience during the removal.
  
 
ENDS