The N2 Wild Coast Road will extend over a total distance of 410km between the N2 Gonubie Interchange ( near East London in the Eastern Cape) and the Mtamvuna River bridge (Between Mzamba in the Eastern Cape and Port Edward in Kwa-Zulu Natal). The N2WCR project is a major project for the Eastern Cape Province and forms part of government’s Strategic Infrastructure Projects SIP-3, South-Eastern Node and Corridor Development, whose key purpose is to serve as catalysts to uplift economic growth of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces. The much shorter and quicker N2 route will dramatically reduce traffic carbon emissions, travel time and costs. The 1,5 to 3 hour reduction in travel time for light to heavy vehicles using the current N2 and R61 routes between KZN and EC will result in a projected time cost saving to the economy of R1,5 billion per annum. The new route will also open up access to the unique but under-developed Pondoland region, boosting regional and local socio-economic development, particularly in tourism and agriculture.