Durban- Traffic on the N3 Toll Route between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal is expected to increase sharply from Thursday.
High traffic volumes are expected to continue through Friday. Thereafter, the busy conditions will taper down until Easter Monday when peak traffic conditions are expected throughout the day as holidaymakers return from their long weekend breaks.
"With between 2500 and 3500 vehicles per hour expected to be on the N3 Toll Route at peak times the risks and demands on drivers increase exponentially," said N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) spokesperson Con Roux.
Easter Monday is always one of the busiest traffic days on the N3 Toll Route. Road users are encouraged to carefully plan their trips and to be prepared for possible congestion and delays.
“Plan your trips in order to travel outside of peak times. Do not leave your departure for your destination until too late in the day. All N3TC toll plazas will be operating at maximum capacity. If congestion occurs, the Roads Traffic Inspectorate may have to manage traffic flow at toll plazas to ensure road users’ safety,"Roux said.