R81 (South Africa)

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Provincial route R81 shield
Provincial route R81
Route information
Maintained by SANRAL and RAL
Length193 km (120 mi)
Major junctions
Southwest end R71 / N1 in Polokwane
  R36 near Modjadjiskloof

R578 at Giyani

R529 at Giyani
Northeast end R524 at Malamulele
Location
Major citiesPolokwane, Giyani and Malamulele
Highway system
Numbered routes of South Africa
R80 R82

The R81 is a provincial route in South Africa that connects Polokwane with the R524 at Malamulele. [1]

Route[edit]

The R81 begins at a junction with the R71 Road in Polokwane (Capital of the Limpopo Province), in the suburb of Fauna Park (just east of the town centre). It heads north-east as Munnik Avenue to form an interchange with the Polokwane Eastern Bypass (N1 National Route) adjacent to the Mall of the North before exiting the city.

From the N1 interchange, the R81 heads north-east for 71 kilometres to reach a junction with the R36 Road north-west of Modjadjiskloof. The R36 joins the R81 and they are one road eastwards for 1.5 kilometres before the R81 becomes its own road north-east.

From the junction with the R36 near Modjadjiskloof, the R81 goes north-east for 70 kilometres, bypassing the Mooketsi Baobab, to enter the town of Giyani. It meets the eastern terminus of the R578 Road and the northern terminus of the R529 Road before turning northwards to cross the Klein Letaba River into the town centre of Giyani.

From Giyani, the R81 goes north for 47 kilometres, through Malamulele, to end at a junction with the R524 Road at Nyavani.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RDDA SOUTH AFRICAN NUMBERED ROUTE DESCRIPTION AND DESTINATION ANALYSIS". NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT. May 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2021.

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