R80 (South Africa)

Soshanguve Pretoria Pretoria CBD

Provincial route R80 shield

Provincial route R80
Route information
Maintained by GDRT
Length22.6 km (14.0 mi)
Major junctions
North endM39 in Soshanguve
  N4 in Akasia
R55 in Pretoria
South endM1 in Pretoria
Location
Major citiesSoshanguve, Pretoria
Highway system
Numbered routes of South Africa
R76R81

The R80 is a provincial route in Gauteng, South Africa that connects the Pretoria CBD with Mabopane and Soshanguve. It is a dual carriageway freeway, with 2 or 3 lanes in each direction at different points and is named the Mabopane Highway.

Route

It starts at a t-junction with the M1 Road of Tshwane in the suburb of Roseville (5km north of Pretoria CBD), heading westwards & meeting the R55 Road. It passes through the Theo Martins Gateway (Afrikaans:Theo Martins Poort), a mountain pass over the Magaliesberg mountains, and the northbound carriageway has a rising hairpin bend, approaching the pass, as the freeway abruptly switches an from east-west to a south-north direction.

Just after the R513 road off-ramp, an interchange has been constructed that links the road with the N4 Route (Northern Pretoria Bypass), which is named the Platinum Highway.

The highway proceeds to meet the R566 road at an off-ramp just east of Rosslyn and ends at a junction with the M39 Road of Tshwane in Soshanguve, with the M39 providing access to Mabopane in the north-west.

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