‘No traffic congestion towards coastal areas, yet’ – N3TC


The N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) says they are yet to see heavy traffic congestion heading towards the KwaZulu-Natal coast since the festive season begun.

N3TC spokesperson, Con Roux, this is normal as the festive season has certain traffic peak periods at different stages throughout the weeks during holidays.

“It’s actually quite interesting to note that traffic volumes have been lower than last year. This has been the has been a trend throughout the years where light motor vehicle numbers are definitely down. That so far is the pattern since the school holidays started. We are expecting traffic of course to pick up in the week to come and we’re expecting heavy traffic towards the end of this week,” he says.

According to arrivealive.co.za, road construction activities along the N3 toll route will cease on between 14 December 2016 and 10 January 2017.

“There will be no lane restrictions during this period unless emergency repair is required,” it says.


Expected peak traffic periods on the N3 Toll Route this Festive Season

Southbound (towards KwaZulu-Natal) 

  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 December between 06h00 and 15h00
  • Thursday, 15 December between 12h00 and 22h00
  • Friday, 16 December between 06h00 and 15h00
  • Saturday, 17 December between 06h00 and 15h00
  • Friday, 23 December between 10h00 and 20h00
  • Saturday, 24 December between 06h00 and 15h00

North and Southbound 

  • Thursday to Saturday, 29 – 31 December

Northbound (towards Gauteng)

  • Monday, 02 January between 12h00 and 22h00
  • Friday to Sunday, 06 – 08 January

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News