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Sanral announces new toll tariffs to be implemented in March

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has increased the toll tariffs on all toll roads as from 1 March.

In a Government Gazette of 10 February, it is announced that the Minister of Transport has determined new toll tariffs to be charged on all toll routes in the country.

Trans African Concessions (TRAC) manages the N4 toll route from the Solomon Mahlangu Drive interchange in Pretoria, to the Maputo Port in Mozambique.

There are six mainline toll plazas – Diamond Hill, Middelburg, Machado, Nkomazi, and Maputo and Moamba in Mozambique – and four so-called ramp plazas – Ekandustria, Valtaki, Cullinan, and Donkerhoek – on this route.

The toll plazas on the N4 route affecting the Lowveld will charge the following tariffs from the beginning of next month:

A Class-1 vehicle will now pay R45 at the Diamond Hill Toll Plaza outside Pretoria, up from the previous R42.

At the Middelburg Toll Plaza, the tariff for a Class1-vehicle is going up from R70 to R75.

The Machado Toll Plaza’s rate will go up from R104 to R112 for a Class-1 vehicle.

The Nkomazi Toll Plaza’s tariff for a Class-1 vehicle has increased from R79 to R84.

This means that on a return trip from Nelspruit to Pretoria, a Class-1 vehicle will pay R464 in tolls – up R32 from the current R432.

The Machado Toll Plaza is still the most expensive toll gate in the country. The Swartruggens Toll Plaza in the Northwest Province, also on the N4, will charge R91, the second-highest rate for a Class-1 vehicle in the country.

An extra-large vehicle – Class 4 – will have to pay R646 at the Machado Toll Plaza from 1 March.

Tolls are charged according to four defined classes:
Class 1: Light vehicles – described as motor vehicles other than heavy vehicles as defined in other classes, with or without a trailer, and include motorcycles, motor tricycles and motor cars.
Class 2: Medium heavy vehicles – described as having two axles of which at least one is a heavy axle, or a vehicle principally for the conveyance of more than 16 people.
Class 3: Large heavy vehicles – described as in Class 2 above, but with three to four axles.
Class 4: Extra-large heavy vehicles – described as in Class 3, but with five or more axles.

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