South Africa’s road system is suffering from a major backlog of maintenance work that is affecting congestion levels as well as safety. A government report reveals that the value of this backlog has hit US$5.21 billion. Some $4.8 billion is required to upgrade South Africa’s 4,412 km non-toll national road network over the next five years. At present, the country only has $2.3 billion available for road maintenance. The toll road network comprises 32% of South Africa’s entire road system.

PUBLICATION: World Highways
DATED: 27th October 2009