A section of the R55 Quagga road in Laudium, south of Pretoria, has been closed off as a result of deteriorating road conditions caused by a sinkhole.

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has advised motorists to use alternative routes and not to attempt to drive on the closed off section of the road as it could collapse at any time.

The affected area is a short section on the northbound carriageway of the R55 Quagga road between Second and Third Avenues.

“As from Monday traffic will be detoured with two southbound lanes converted into dual carriageway. This detour is anticipated to be in effect for the foreseeable future,” the provincial department said in a statement.

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