Bakwena urges motorists to plan their trips this long weekend

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) urges motorists to plan their journeys in advance this Easter holiday period as busy conditions can be expected along the route.

Being the first Easter weekend since the termination of the national state of disaster, between 2 300 and 2 800 vehicles per hour are expected to pass through Pumulani and Carousel toll plazas during peak periods, says Kganyago. Road users are encouraged to plan their journeys to avoid travelling in peak periods.

Bakwena’s ongoing partnership with Motus Corporation and KIA South Africa will see an additional six patrol vehicles being deployed from Wednesday the 13th April 2022 until Tuesday 3rd May 2022 over the Easter and holiday period in April. These vehicles will assist with visible policing, crash assistance as well as support to road users who find themselves in difficulty along the route.

As part of our Bakwena’s commitment to Road Safety, regular routine/preventative maintenance is carried out to keep the roads that we are responsible for in a condition that ensures the safety of all road users. Motorists are therefore advised that there will be a 5 km closure of the left-hand lane on the N4 East between the Ga-Rankuwa and R80 interchanges due to the current rehabilitation contract taking place on the N4 between Ga-Rankuwa and Kameeldrift interchanges.

Bakwena spokesperson, Solomon Kganyago, says Bakwena is implementing various measures along the route and partnering with various law enforcement authorities to ensure the safety of motorists travelling the route. He encourages motorists to plan their journey ahead of time and rest every 2 hours.

Peak periods are expected as follows:
N1 northbound and N4 westbound –
Thursday 14 April between 12:00 and 20:00
Friday 15th April between 06:00 and 12:00
Friday 29th April between 12:00 and 20:00
N1 southbound and N4 eastbound
Monday 18 April and Monday 2 May between 12:00 and 20:00