The N4 Toll Route expects traffic volumes to increase substantially between Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo this Easter weekend. In preparation, Trans African Concessions (TRAC) will again boost its efforts to accommodate the influx of traffic and ensure that the N4 between the two countries and three provinces stays safe and congestion free.
Statistics indicate that the Easter weekend sees the biggest surge in traffic volumes on this route, with traffic conditions expected to peak as follows:
Thursday 1 April: 12:00 – 22:00
Friday 2 April: 08:00 – 13:00
Monday 5 April: 11:00 – 22:00
As such, TRAC’s N4 Easter Road Safety Awareness and Swift Response Campaign will commence on Thursday morning (1 April) and conclude on Tuesday (6 April).
The first tier of the campaign comprises a road safety activation on Thursday at Alzu Petroport, where TRAC teams will interact with road users (while fully observing COVID-19 protocols) to generate road safety awareness, offer a well-equipped rest stop (including free coffee) and educate them about what N4 Toll Route offers, TRAC’s 24-hour Helpdesk and TRACAssist.
The second tier of the project will take place on 1, 2 and 5 April and will see TRACAssist units and various other emergency service teams stationed at TRAC’s mainline plazas and other strategic points along the route. This leg of the campaign is geared to reduce response times to roadside emergencies and incidents. TRACAssist and the TRAC 24-hour Helpdesk will lead this swift response initiative, with the latter being the communications’ hub.
TRAC will also again work with the management of both the Lebombo and Ressano Garcia Border Posts to assist with traffic management en route to these international crossing facilities. This will be done via providing signage and other traffic accommodation requirements. Taking into account that, until now, there has been no indication of whether these borders will be operating 24-hours a day during this period, road users are advised to plan their travels accordingly.
To avoid traffic backlogs, all roadworks will be suspended for the long weekend. There will be no Stop/Go’s nor major lane closures at construction sites except in certain areas between eMalahleni and Middelburg. Road users are reminded that all construction areas are deemed active and caution as well as compliance to road signage must be observed.
The safety and wellbeing of the N4 Toll Route’s road users is TRAC’s primary concern and we urge everyone using our beautiful route to make full use of our road safety initiative by calling the TRAC Helpdesk at 0800 87 22 64 (South Africa) or +258 84 34 34 34 6 (Mozambique), for fast assistance for any problem.
Road safety is our concern, celebrating life is our priority!