The surge in trucks on national corridors is destroying the road infrastructure in the coal belt, the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has warned.

The agency, which is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the national road network, said the N2 from Ermelo to Pongola is the hardest hit. It was constructed 40 years ago for about 200 trucks a day, but now is required to carry about 2,500 trucks a day...

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