CT toll project on hold

Cape Town’s contentious toll roads are on hold while parties try to resolve a standing...

The N1 highway between Cape Town and Beaufort West. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

Cape Town's contentious toll roads are on hold while parties try to resolve a standing dispute.

Transport Minister S'bu Ndebele put a moratorium on all toll projects in the country.

He wants consultation to take place with all the relevant parties.

The City of Cape Town has taken SANRAL to court over the planned Winelands tolls, saying it will have serious financial implications for locals.

The city's Transport mayoral committee member Brett Herron says the council has now agreed "to postpone the high court application indefinitely so that the inter-governmental dispute resolution process [can] continue."

Officials say the roads agency has agreed to halt any further steps towards the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Road Project.

Motorists and lobby groups in Gauteng are unhappy with the new tolling system which will be operational early next year.