Resumption on the payment of toll fees at N2 uThongati and uMvoti toll plazas


Resumption on the payment of toll fees at N2 uThongati and uMvoti toll plazas

KZN, 20 January 2023 – Following the completion of repairs to the flood- damaged infrastructure on the R102 and M4 near the N2 uThongati and uMvoti toll plazas, toll fees on most ramps at these plazas are, with effect from 1 February 2023, no longer suspended, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.

“Toll collection will resume on the N2 uThongati Mainline and on the Southern ramps, as well as on all ramps at uMvoti toll plaza. Northern ramps toll collection at uThongati will remain suspended until such time that access at M4 Tongati River Bridge has been restored. This will ensure that the local community affected by the M4 closure at Tongati River Bridge can continue to use the N2 toll road for the affected section at no cost,” said Dumisani Nkabinde, SANRAL Eastern Region Manager.

SANRAL suspended toll fees at these plazas in April last year, to ease the economic burden on communities already hard hit by loss of property and livelihoods as a result of the devastating floods that swept through KZN at the time.

The alternative routes to the toll plazas, the R102 and M4, were so badly

damaged that road users were compelled to use uThongati and uMvoti toll plazas on the N2 to get around.

“Our contractors have been working round the clock to repair damaged infrastructure and restore access to the R102 and M4. Both these roads are now fully open to traffic and access to the uThongathi River Bridge is imminent. We wish to thank road users for their patience during this time and wish them safe travels,” said Nkabinde.

Travel south on N2, take SBC off-ramp at Watson Highway (M43), travel south on M4, take off-ramp at M4/M27 heading west towards N2, then take on-ramp onto N2 SBC. The same applies to the return trip traveling to the North.