Regional routes (South Africa)

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Regional routes (also sometimes known as minor regional routes) are the third category of road in the South African route numbering scheme.[1] They are designated with the letter "R" followed by a three-digit number.[2] They serve as feeders connecting smaller towns to the national and provincial routes. Designation as a regional road does not necessarily imply any particular size of road; they range from gravel roads (like the R340 between Plettenberg Bay and Uniondale) to multi-lane freeways (like the R300 near Cape Town).

Although most regional roads are maintained by provincial road authorities, this is not universally the case; in provinces which lack capacity, some may be under the control of the National Roads Agency (SANRAL), and in urban areas they may be ordinary streets under the control of the municipal roads department. Similarly, some national (N) roads and freeways are under the control of provincial or municipal authorities rather than SANRAL.

List of routes[edit]

Images of regional roads[edit]

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  1. ^ Falkner, John (May 2012). South African Numbered Route Description and Destination Analysis. National Department of Transport. p. xi. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ SADC Road Traffic Signs Manual, Volume 1: Uniform Traffic Control Devices. National Department of Transport. May 2012. p. 8.6.1. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.

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