SANRAL ready to resume toll fee collections at N2 oThongati and uMvoti following consultations


SANRAL ready to resume toll fee collections at N2 oThongati and uMvoti following consultations

Durban, 22 March 2023 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced that it is ready to resume toll fee collections at the oThongathi Mainline and uMvoti toll plazas on the N2 after meeting with stakeholders on Tuesday, 7 March 2023.

“Access to the R102 has been fully restored while the M4 is opened, except near the Tongaat River Bridge. The contribution made to the people of KwaZulu Natal by SANRAL not charging for these two tolls is between R400 and R500 million to date. We need to start collecting these toll fees to be able to maintain national roads,” said Dumisani Nkabinde, SANRAL’s Eastern Regional Manager.

The resumption of toll collection was discussed at a consultation on Tuesday, 7 March 2023, between SANRAL, led by the Chairman of the Board, Mr Themba Mhambi and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, led by MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Siboniso Duma, and local government leaders, business chambers, SANTACO and members of traditional councils.

“SANRAL is committed to the province of KwaZulu-Natal and we are happy that we had fruitful and constructive discussion with the political leadership of the province and various provincial stakeholders. We would like to resume with the toll collection on uMvoti and oThongathi on 1 April 2023. We have embarked on all the relevant processes and procedures to make this possible,” said SANRAL CEO, Reginald Demana.

The Department of Transport issued the Government Gazette on 17 March 2023, which makes it known that the levying of tolls at N2 oThongathi Mainline and south ramps and N2 uMvoti Mainline and all ramps for all vehicles will be resumed from 00h00 on 1 April 2023, in terms of the SANRAL and National Roads Act. Tolls on the N2 oThongathi north ramps will remain suspended until such time that access along the M4 Tongaat River Bridge has been fully restored. This will ensure that the

local community affected by the M4 closure at the Tongaat River Bridge can continue to use the N2 toll road for the affected section at no cost.