Toll fee collections to resume at N2 oThongathi North Ramps on 15 January 2024
Pietermaritzburg, 5 January 2024 – Toll fee collections at the N2 oThongathi north ramps will resume on 15 January 2024, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced. This follows the reopening of the M4 Tongaat River Bridge on 14 December 2023.
“The M4 Tongaat bridge suffered major damage during the devastating floods of April 2022 and motorists had to use the alternative N2 national highway. The collection of toll fees on the N2 oThongathi north ramps were therefore suspended as per a Government Gazette issued on 17 March 2023. The bridge has now been reopened and access along the M4 has now been restored. We will therefore resume levying the tolls once again on 15 January 2024 on the north ramps so that these fees are able to maintain our national roads,” said Dumisani Nkabinde, SANRAL’s Eastern Regional Manager.
“The Government Gazette with regard to the resumption of the levying of toll fees from 00:00 on 15 January 2024 at N2 oThongathi north ramps for all vehicles was published on 29 December 2023,” said Mr Nkabinde.
The Government Gazette previously issued by the Department of Transport on 17 March 2023, also suspended the collection of toll fees at N2 oThongathi Mainline and south ramps and N2 uMvoti Mainline and all ramps for all vehicles due to the floods that engulfed the KZN province in April 2022. The toll fee collection on these roads resumed on 1 April 2023, in terms of the SANRAL and National Roads Act.
“Road users now have a choice to either use the N2 or the M4 and, with the reopening, we hope that communities and businesses of Zimbali, Ballito, Salt Rock, Shaka’s Head and other locations within KwaDukuza Local Municipality can once again resume normal operations,” said Mr Nkabinde.