Another step in the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project has been taken, with the opening of two new on-ramps on to the N3 at Marlboro Drive in northern Joburg.
NEW north- and south-bound onramps at the Marlboro Interchange on the N3 will be open as from 19 April.
They are part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, an initiative of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral).
New N3 on-ramps
View a map of the new on-ramps on the N3 highway.
According to Wanda Cloete, Sanral’s spokesperson, additional lanes have been provided on Marlboro Drive, in northern Joburg, as well as two new loop ramps, “which will ensure freeflow access on to the N3 highway”.
These ramps will mainly serve motorists travelling from Sandton towards Germiston on the N3 South, and those travelling from Linbro Park towards Pretoria on the N3 North.
“A new freeflow directional loop on-ramp giving access on to the N3 South has been built on the northern side of the bridge to provide access to the freeway for traffic heading south towards Germiston and OR Tambo International Airport.”
Motorists travelling east on Marlboro Drive who want to get on to the N3 South must stay in the left-hand lane. After crossing the bridge over the N3 highway, they must turn left on to the new loop on-ramp.
The other new freeflow directional loop on-ramp gives access on to the N3 North on the southern side of the bridge, providing access to the freeway for traffic heading north towards Pretoria and the Buccleuch Interchange.
Motorists travelling west on Marlboro Drive who want to get on to the N3 North must stay in the left-hand lane and after crossing the bridge over the N3 freeway they must turn left on to the new loop on-ramp.
These changes in the traffic flow will be clearly identified by road signs and road markings, notes Cloete.
Sanral asks road users to drive slowly and observe the roads signs, while they are learning the new loop ramps.
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