The transport of the turbine equipment from Coega Port to the Kouga Wind Farm site is going well, and after testing a new route off the N2 into Humansdorp, has changed the route plan as this route is working well.
A detailed road and route study has been conducted to cause the minimum traffic disruption whilst ensuring the loads arrive on site without any risk to lives or damage to equipment. Total Estimated number of loads is 265, which is approx. 10 loads per week.
The route out of the Coega Port to the N2 varies depending on the height of the loads.
The lower load vehicles will feed onto the N2 from the Coega Port via Neptune road.
The high load vehicles will travel from the Coega Port via R102, turning onto the R334. They will then turn onto the R75, taking the off ramp to Union Ave, left into Marconi Road, right into Algoa and then left into Cuyler street (becomes R334), until it reaches the N2.
From the N2 the the route has now changed, the new route is as follows:
* Along the N2 from PE * Turn off towards Jeffreys Bay at the Mentorskraal turn-off * Right onto the R102 to Humansdorp * Continue along the R102 (Voortrekker Road) through Humansdorp to Park Road * Left towards St Francis Bay * Then turn-off to Oyster Bay along the St Francis-Oyster Bay road
Transport will be scheduled weekdays, during off-peak periods only. There will be no transportation during public holidays and weekends.
There is no plan at any stage to close off any sections of the R330, however, the road will be temporarily disrupted for oncoming traffic while the abnormal load turns left onto the R330 in Humansdorp and at the Oyster Bay turn off. In addition, oncoming traffic might have to be pulled off temporarily whilst the loads pass by.
The traffic police will be in constant contact with the escort vehicles to ensure appropriate action for emergency vehicles should there be an emergency situation.
The delivery schedules will be posted on our website (www.kougawindfarm.co.za), Facebook (kougawindfarm), Twitter (@KougaWindFarm). For direct contact, please sign up on the website to the Kouga Wind Farm email database, or contact the office and receive regular email updates.
Please note we have set up an SMS update service whereby we will send you updates on the delivery schedule should you register for this service. The details and information on how to sign up are outlined below:
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