Sanral to go ahead with WC toll project

Sanral wants to continue with the construction of the controversial N1-N2 Winelands toll road project.

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: SAPA.

CAPE TOWN - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has changed its mind and is now planning to go ahead with the controversial N1-N2 Winelands toll project.

The City of Cape Town says it is very concerned and is planning to interdict the agency's decision.

The council said Sanral is going against a previous court order to review the entire process.

The N1-N2 toll project was put on hold in 2011.

The project will essentially cover more than 100 kilometres of the N1 highway between Cape Town and Worcester.

However, the city now says it has received a 45 day notice that Sanral wants construction to start.

Construction could start as early as April.

The council says it is worried Sanral is leaving residents in the dark about toll fees and project costs as its application to have the whole process reviewed is still before the courts.

Meanwhile, Gauteng is expected to implement the e-tolling system.

Motorists have to register for tolling and obtain e-tags.