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No quick fix for PSJ R61 access road

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REPAIRS to the flood-damaged R61 road to Port St Johns could take as long as six months and there is no timeline yet in place for the completion of the repairs.

SANRAL Southern Region’s manager, Mbulelo Peterson told the Eastern Cape News Express that an assessment of the damages has been completed and the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) service providers are currently compiling the necessary designs, specifications, bill of quantities and documentation to enable an urgent procurement process to be followed.

“It is unfortunately unlikely that heavy vehicles will be able to use the R61 all the way to Port St Johns until the repairs are complete,” he said.

SANRAL has also instructed the service providers to investigate the feasibility of constructing a deviation that may also be used by heavy vehicles. “The outcome of this will be communicated as soon as the designs are finalised,” Peterson said.

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