Provincial road update: R72 reopened for light vehicles

The R72 between Port Elizabeth and East London has been reopened to traffic for light vehicles only.

There are two stop and gos in place, one just outside Alexandria and another at the Kasouga Bridge, between Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred, where one lane of traffic has been reopened for vehicles.

All Heavy vehicles traveling from Port Elizabeth to East London must make use of the R63 through Bedford, Adelaide and Fort Beaufort to East London.

Disaster Management’s John Fobian says ¬†they will be allowing heavy vehicles traveling between East London and Grahamstown and back again to utilise the N2 via Peddie.

Heavy vehicles traveling to PE from East London are advised to take the R63 from King via Dimbaza, rather than the N2, as the interconnecting roads between Grahamstown and the R63 at Adelaide, while open, are not in a good condition.