KZN to get e-tolls this year – Sanral

2014-05-21 15:38

KwaZulu-Natal will have electronic tolling on the N2 and the N3 routes by November this year, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has revealed.

Unlike in Gauteng, it will not be an additional toll, but an alternative means of collecting existing tolls, Sanral KwaZulu-Natal and Free State regional manager Logashri Sewnarain said today.

The e-tolling system will be implemented at the existing Mariannhill Toll Plaza on the N3 and the Oribi Toll Plaza near Port Shepstone on the N2.

“It must be remembered that it’s not an additional toll,” she said.

The current method of paying tolls at booths at Oribi and Mariannhill will be maintained but additional lanes will be added and vehicles will be able to go through the new e-toll lanes at a speed of about 40km/h.

Sewnarain said the booms in the e-toll lanes would not automatically open for vehicles without e-tags.

Vehicles without e-tags will still have to drive through the traditional booths and pay their money or present a card to the cashiers.

More than 100 000 vehicles use the N3 daily and implementing an e-tolling system will improve traffic flow.

“The manual toll booths can process between 200 and 300 vehicles an hour whereas up to 700 vehicles an hour can pass through using e-tags,” she said.

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