N3 Toll Road

The scope of the N3 contract comprises operations and maintenance, and is 418 kilometres in length. The four mainline Toll Plaza’s include Mooi; Tugela; Wilge and De Hoek Plaza’s, with ramp plaza’s at Bergville and Tugela East.

Tolcon Group has operated this route since 1985. In November 1999, N3 Toll Concession (Pty) Ltd (N3TC) entered into a 30-year Toll Road Concession Contract with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) and appointed Tolcon Group to continue as the operator.

The Operation of the Toll Facilities not only includes the collection of toll but also includes the maintenance of electrical and mechanical works such as lighting, lane signals, standby generators, air conditioning and fresh air supply, uninterrupted power supply, plaza surveillance and security systems, hardware and computer systems, electronic communications between the various toll plazas and general day to day maintenance of the plaza building and lane area.

A team of approved specialist employees and / or sub-contractors ensure the safety of road users and that of personnel as well as the optimum performance of facilities and equipment at all times.

N1 Great North Toll Road

The N1 North Toll Road stretches from km 42,55 on section 23 (Warmbaths Interchange) to km 106.8 on section 29 (Beit Bridge) of the National Route N1, a distance of approximately 376.7km.

The N1 North Toll Road contract is a CTROM (Comprehensive Toll Road Operations and Maintenance) contract that includes the operation of toll plaza facilities including all systems and maintenance of the plaza building and lane area; operations and maintenance of customer call centres; and route patrol services from the Bela Bela interchange to Beit Bridge.

Operations and maintenance include the Kranskop Plaza Mainline and Ramps at the Modimolle interchange; Nyl Plaza Mainline and Ramps at the Mookghopong interchange including the Sebetiele Remote Ramp north of Mokopane; Capricorn Mainline Plaza and Baobab Mainline plaza.
 

N17 Toll Road

The Operation of the Toll Facilities not only includes the collection of toll but also includes the maintenance of electrical and mechanical works such as lighting, lane signals, standby generators, air conditioning and fresh air supply, uninterrupted power supply, plaza surveillance and security systems, toll collection systems hardware, software, computer systems and electronic communications between the various toll plazas and general day to day maintenance of the plaza building and lane area. A team of approved specialist employees and / or sub-contractors ensure the safety of road users and that of personnel as well as the optimum performance of facilities and equipment at all times.

The scope of the N17 contract comprises operations and maintenance of the extended N17 Toll road. The four mainline Toll Plaza’s include Gosforth, Dalpark, Leandra, Trichardtsfontein and Ermelo.

 

Oribi Toll Plaza; N2 South Toll Road

The declared N2 South Coast Toll Road stretches from km 23,00 on the R61 (Southbroom Interchange) to km 7.4 on Section 23 (Mhlungwa Interchange (Hibberdene) of the National Route 2, a distance of approximately 50km. The N2 South contract includes the operation of toll plaza facilities including all systems and maintenance of the plaza building and lane area; operations and maintenance of customer call centres; toll systems design, supply and installation; and route patrol services along the route.

Tsitsikamma Toll Plaza: N2 Toll Road

Tsitsikamma is a khoi word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. Tsitsikamma comprises a beautiful indigenous forest protected by the State, and it is home to century old trees such as Yellowwood, Stinkwood, Hard Pear, Ironwood, Kamassi and many others.

This region is famous for the world’s highest bridge bungee jump from the dizzying Bloukrans Bridge on the old road, zip-lining through the canopy of the trees or going down the Storm’s River itself on a rubber tube!

The area is also well-known for the Otter trail, a spectacular trail between Nature’s Valley and the Storm River. There are many other hiking trails in the Tsitsikamma Mountains amongst mountain fynbos and indigenous forests with a wonderful river gorge and mountain scenery.

The scope of the Tsitsikamma tender comprises tolling operations and facility management, system design, supply and installation. In addition, route services are provided to enhance the road users experience and safety considerations.

Bakwena N1N4 Toll Road

Pt Operational Services, undertakes all tolling operations and road maintenance work on the Bakwena N1N4 Platinum Highway on behalf of Bakwena, the toll road concessionaire.

The N1N4 Road consists of a 95Km section of the N1 running northwards from the Proefplaas Interchange in Pretoria to the town Bela-Bela Interchange in Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and a 290Km section of the N4 running westwards from Pretoria to the Botswana border. Services such as; the collection of tolls, maintenance of the road surface and all roadside equipment, line painting, grass cutting and vegetation management, drainage system maintenance and refuse collection along the Bakwena N1N4 Toll form part of the contract. The maintenance work ensures that Bakwena’s high quality facility is kept in good order for the duration of the concession. Bakwena is responsible for the periodic rehabilitation and upgrade of the road and road reserve. Periodic rehabilitation takes the form of various specified technical interventions which are determined through a Pavement Management System managed by professional engineers. These interventions are required in order for Bakwena to meet certain engineering specifications established in the concession contract. Upgrade works e.g. lane, bridge and interchange expansions are determined based on the specific road traffic volumes on the route.

To effectively toll the Highway, a combination of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and conventional manual tolling is used, which enable tolls to be collected at minimum cost and with minimal disruption to traffic.

The Huguenot Tunnel

The Huguenot Tunnel extends the N1 through the Du Toitskloof mountains that separate Paarl from Worcester, providing a route that is safer, faster (between 15 and 26 minutes) and shorter (by 11 km) than the old Du Toitskloof pass travelling over the mountain. The tunnel was opened on 18 March 1988, and is a two-lane carriageway of 3,913 metres. The main control centre is 6 km from the nearest end of the tunnel (Western portal, Cape Town).

The tunnel has video cameras that feed into an automatic incident detection system, which can sound alarms for stopped vehicles, fast and slow moving traffic, traffic queues and wrong way driving. All heavy vehicles are screened for hazardous chemicals, height, security of tarpaulins, operation of lights and loose wheel nuts. This is done to minimize the chance of failure in the tunnel.

In the event of a fire in the tunnel, fire detectors spaced 24 m apart sense temperature rise in excess of 10o C/min or a maximum temperature in excess of 58o C and automatically switch the fans to fire mode, alert the operator, call the fire brigade and switch the nearest facing TV camera to a designated monitor.

System design, supply, installation and maintenance is also provided. In addition, we have Route Patrol services along the route and tunnel escorts. 

The Tolcon Group is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the toll plaza and facilities as well as the tunnel.

 

Scenivision

Scenivision (Pty) Ltd was created as a South African based toll system designer, supplier, integrator & maintainer. The founding members, Tolcon Group and HBE have entered the South African Toll System Integrator market as a viable player.

Scenivision’s core business is developing systems tailored to the needs of each toll operation.

Collectively, the constituents of the company have many years of experience in translating client requirements into reliable, high quality, integrated toll system applications. As the respected leaders in the toll industry, their respective track records and trusted reputations demonstrate that Scenivision can be trusted to deliver custom systems developed to fit specific operational requirements. The contractor’s particular preferences and expectations will be accommodated and the system will be built around the processes particular to a plaza and the way it is operated.

In addition, Scenivision will structure and provide a tailor-made maintenance and support offering that will meet the requirements of the Contractor and Client in an efficient way. Scenivision will also provide software licenses and software escrow services to mitigate the risk of loss of code or key-man departures.