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					SANRAL
NEWS
RELEASE
                                          NEW
RIVONIA
INTERCHANGE
UPDATE

                                                                            


New
northbound
on‐ramp
will
have
separate
access
from
Rivonia
Road
south

(Sunninghill),
Witkoppen
Road
East
and
West
(Buccleuch
and
Fourways)
as
well
as

from
Rivonia
Road
north.




The
new
Rivonia
interchange
will
be
opened
on
Sunday
14
March
2010.




The
South
African
National
Roads
Agency
Limited
(SANRAL)
announced
today
that

two
new
ramps
of
the
Rivonia
Interchange
will
be
opened
to
the
public
this
Sunday.

The
Interchange
provides
access
to
and
from
the
N1
to
Rivonia,
Sandton
and

Sunninghill.
The
upgrading
of
the
Interchange
is
part
of
SANRAL’s
Gauteng
Freeway

Improvement
Project
(GFIP).




The
first
phase
of
the
interchange
upgrade
had
been
implemented
and
is
currently

open
to
traffic.
The
upgrading
of
the
Interchange
involves
the
opening
of
new
ramps

in
a
phased
manner
between
mid
March
2010
and
April
2010.



SANRAL
indicated
that
the
new
ramps
are
provided
to
ultimately
eliminate
right
turn

movements
at
ramp
terminals.

In
order
to
allow
construction
access
to
the
confined

space
at
the
Rivonia
Interchange,
it
is
necessary
to
phase
the
upgrading
process
and

in
some
cases
open
temporary
ramps.




On
14
March
2010,
under
an
interim
phase,
the
existing
N1
North
on‐ramp
will
be

closed
and
two
new
on‐ramps
will
be
opened.
The
closing
of
the
on‐ramp
is
required

to
provide
space
for
construction
of
a
new
free‐flow
off‐ramp
onto
Rivonia
Road

south.
The
details
are
indicated
on
the
attached
diagram
and
described
below.




Closing
of
the
Ramp






















































































































































The
existing
northbound
on‐ramp
providing
access
onto
the
N1
North
(Pretoria),

with
its
present
terminal
on
Rivonia
Road,
will
be
closed.




Opening
of
New
Ramps




































































































































Traffic

from
Sunninghill
on
Rivonia
Road
(south)
wishing
to
access
the
N1
North

(Pretoria),
will
be
required
to
turn
right
from
Rivonia
Road
onto
Witkoppen
Road

(west)
(Point
C).
The
access
to
the
N1
is
located
at
the
next
signal
controlled

intersection,
opposite
the
present
intersection
with
Achter
Road
(Point
A),
where

motorists
will
have
to
take
the
left
slip
lane
and
then
onto
the
N1
North
(towards

Pretoria).






Traffic
from
Buccleuch
on
Witkoppen
Road
(west)
wishing
to
access
the
N1
North

(Pretoria)
will
be
required
to
cross
Rivonia
Road
(Point
D)
and
also
access
the
N1

North
at
the
abovementioned
slip
lane
(Point
A).




Traffic
from
Fourways
on
Witkoppen
Road
(east)
wishing

to
access
the
N1
North

(Pretoria)
will
have
to
make
a
right
turn
at
the
intersection
with
Achter
Road
(Point

B)
at
the
signal
controlled
intersection
and
access
the
N1
North.





Traffic
from
Rivonia
on
Rivonia
Road
(north)
wishing
to
access
the
N1
North

(Pretoria)
will
enter
a
new
on‐ramp
on
the
left
hand
side
of
Rivonia
Road
(Point
E),

immediately
after
the
bridge
carrying
the
N1
over
Rivonia
Road.




Motorists
should
note
that
each
phased
opening
will
change
the
layout
and

functioning
of
the
Interchange,
which
will
result
in
the
substantial
change
to
traffic

patterns
on
Witkoppen‐
and
Rivonia
Roads.


Motorists
are
requested
to
be
patient

during
the
construction
operations
and
are
advised
to
reduce
speeds,
observe
road

signs
and
exercise
caution,
while
familiarising
themselves
with
the
changes.




Traffic
signals
will
be
adjusted
to
allow
for
the
new
traffic
patterns.
If
required,
traffic

movements
at
the
Intersections
will
initially
be
controlled
by
Point’s
men,
until
the

trafficflow
stabilises.




SANRAL
apologise
s
in
advance
for
any
inconvenience
which
will
be
caused
by
the

construction
process.




Please
refer
to
the
diversion
sketch
below
for
more
information.




ENDS

_____________________________________________________________________
_________




Issued
on
behalf
of:



























South
African
Roads
Agency
Ltd

Issued
by:













































Magna
Carta
Public
Relations












Contact:
















































Claire
Taylor


























T:

(011)
784
2598

































































F:

086
538
3923

































































E:
claire@magna‐carta.co.za

<mailto:claire@magna‐carta.co.za>







SANRAL

SANRAL
contact:

































Priya
Pillay

































































T:
(012)
426
6046

































































C:
083
283
6152

































































E:
pillayp@nra.co.za




















































About
SANRAL:

The
South
African
National
Roads
Agency
Limited
(SANRAL)
was
established
in
April

1998
and
is
accountable
as
a
state
owned
entity
(SOE)
to
Parliament
through
the

Minister
of
Transport
in
terms
of
the
South
African
National
Roads
Agency
Limited

and
National
Roads
Act
no.
7
of
1998.
SANRAL
is
responsible
for
the
design,

financing,
maintenance,
operation
and
rehabilitation
of
South
Africa’s
national
toll

and
non‐toll
roads.




Given
the
importance
of
a
well
maintained
road
network
and
the
still
prevailing

dominance
of
road
transport
over
other
modes
nationally,
the
role
of
the
national

road
network
is
of
critical
importance.
Thus
it
is
an
imperative
that
the
national
road

network
is
consolidated
to
secure
the
condition
of
this
network
in
support
of
the

economy
and
social
development.



				
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