R80 road

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Provincial route R80
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Route information
Maintained by GDRT
Major junctions
North end: M35 in Soshanguve
  N4 in Akasia
R55 in Pretoria
South end: M1 in Pretoria
Location
Major cities: Soshanguve, Pretoria
Highway system
Numbered routes of South Africa
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The R80 is a provincial route in South Africa that connects Pretoria with Soshanguve. It is a dual carriageway freeway, with 2 or 3 lanes in each direction at different points.

It passes through the Theo Martins Gateway (Afrikaans:Theo Martins Poort), a mountain pass over the Magaliesberg mountains, and the northbound carriageway has an infamous rising hairpin bend, approaching the pass, as the freeway abruptly switches an from east-west to a south-north direction.

An interchange has been constructed that links the road with the N4 Northern Bypass, which is part of the Platinum Bakwena Toll Road.

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