New toll tariffs announced

Pretoria - The Department of Transport has announced new toll tariffs for Gauteng’s highways, which will be effective from next month.

“The toll tariffs are adjusted annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI),” the department said on Thursday in a statement.

The tariff adjustments will be on Sections 20 and 21 of the N1; Section 12 of the N3 toll road; Section 1 of the N4 toll road and Sections 18 and 19 of the N12 toll road.

The tariffs for the Swartruggens Plaza have not been adjusted due to ongoing engagement with various stakeholders.

This will be the first time since the start of e-tolling that the tariffs are being adjusted in line with inflation.

The new charges will come into effect at midnight on 29 February 2016.

“The tariff issue has also been settled on the back of the new dispensation that was announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on 20 May 2015,” the department said.