Aug 9, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Geotechnical specialists called in as left lane of N1 highway closed due to sinkhole

The SA National Roads Agency has closed the left lane on N1 South just before Botha Avenue in Centurion as a precaution after a sinkhole formed over the weekend.

It has happened lately, according to Sanral Heavy rains in Gauteng resulted in the formation of the sinkhole.

Sanral said his engineering team and a routine road maintenance contractor were evaluating the situation to develop and implement a mitigation plan.

“We have also called on the expertise of geotechnical specialists to help with the assessment, “said Progress Hlahla, Sanral’s Northern Region Manager.

Meanwhile, Tshwane Metro Police spokesman Isaac Mahamba said that the flow of traffic was through the lane Closure has been affected, but they are monitoring the situation and expect the road to open soon.