Alternative routes announced
Flood damage to roads in southern Namibia has necessitated the use of alternative routes to several destinations.
11 January 2021 | Transport
Several roads in the South have been damaged by heavy rain and the Roads Authority (RA) has provided a list of alternative routes.
When travelling from Aroab to Keetmanshoop, take the Main Road 25 (MR125)/C11 south of Aroab and proceed to Main Road 26 (MR26 and the B1 to Keetmanshoop.
The RA further advises that road users travelling from Koës to Keetmanshoop should take the District Road 614/C11 south of Koës, proceed to Main Road 25, Main Road 26 and B1 to Keetmanshoop.
Road users travelling from Koës to Mariental can take the Main Road 30/C17 north of Koës, proceed to Main Road 33/C15 via Gochas up to Stampriet and proceed to TR 5/1 to Mariental.
Travelling from Bereba to Keetmanshoop, road users can take the Main Road 98 east of Berseba and proceed to the B1 to Keetmanshoop.
From Oranjemund and Rosh Pinah to Aussenkehr or Noordoewer, drivers must make use of the tarred roads via Aus, Keetmanshoop and Grünau.
Repairs under way
“The alternative gravel roads are accessible, but with washaways that are still being repaired,” said the RA. Warning signs have been installed and motorists are requested to adhere to these signs at all times.
The RA once again urged road users to exercise extreme caution on their journeys, especially in areas that have received good rains.