N3 All Clear For Holidaymakers After Violent Protest

PICTURE: eNCA/Dasen Thathiah

DURBAN: Operations have resumed at the N3 Toll Plaza near Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal, the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) said.

Earlier on Monday, recovery and clean-up operations were completed on this stretch of road after 32 trucks were torched and others looted.

One truck was also torched along the R103, but has since been moved and traffic is being diverted along that road.

“After protest action lead to the burning of trucks and the subsequent closure of the N3 Toll Route near Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal, N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) can now resume operations at its Mooi Plaza in both the north- and southbound directions,” spokesperson Anita Heyl said on Monday.

“Temporary repairs have been done and the diversion of traffic off the N3 Toll Route is no longer necessary. The N3 Route is now open to traffic.”

Last month, hundreds of motorists were delayed over the Easter weekend when looting took place along the same route.

The Mooi River N3 toll plaza is one of the busiest in the country, linking KwaZulu-Natal’s two major seaports with most of the hinterland such as the country’s economic hub of Gauteng and SADC countries.

  • African News Agency