oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Traffic control centre aims to reduce overloading and road damage

Volume 7, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Mantsole Traffic Control Centre north of Pretoria addresses a vital need in terms of traffic safety and road degradation related to overloaded freight trucks, with associated savings in costs and human life The first and pilot traffic control centre in a proposed national network of such facilities was officially opened by the Minister of Transport, Mr Mac Maharaj, at Mantsole in May 1997. The complex is situated 70 km north of Pretoria on the N1. South Africa's road network is steadily deteriorating in the face of severe funding constraints. This is further aggravated by the simultaneous deregulation of transportation, resulting in a shift from rail to road freight, and a steady increase in the overloading of heavy vehicles.

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