Our drivers in Gauteng would have witnessed construction activity continuing after the Football World Cup, and would have been warned of a new tolling system. This is all part of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).
What do we need to know about the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project?
The South African National Roads Agency has kindly made available information which we would like to share with our vehicle owners:
The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) comprises different phases to upgrade and implement new freeways of an ultimate 560km freeway network. Thefirst phase, comprising the upgrading of 185km of the most congested freeways is currently under construction (a total of 15 work packages).
Apart from widening of the freeways, the GFIP project will also ensure that bottlenecks at interchanges are resolved. For the first phase of the GFIP, 34 interchanges are significantly upgraded, including infamous interchanges such as the Allandale, Rivonia, William Nicol, Gilloolys and Elands interchanges. Furthermore, median lighting and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will be provided on the network.
ITS, comprising of Variable Message Signs (VMS), CCV cameras and Incident Management Services, allow SANRAL to manage the national road network in Gauteng for optimal use of the road capacity available. Through the VMS, SANRAL is able to warn road users of congestion. The CCTV cameras ensure that incidents are noticed and emergency services dispatched immediately. This information is also available on SANRAL’s traffic website www.i-traffic.co.za.
View the full summary at the Arrive Alive website on this link: