Operations and Maintenance

The Bakwena N1 and N4 freeways are maintained and operated by Pt Operational Services (“Pt Ops”), an independent company contracted to Bakwena. Pt Operational Services is based in Pretoria and is responsible for operations and routine road maintenance, including the collection of the tolls, maintenance of roadside furniture and repair of potholes, line painting, grass cutting, vegetation management and maintenance of the drainage system and collection of refuse along the Bakwena routes. This maintenance work ensures that the Bakwena N1N4 toll road is kept in good order for the duration of the concession until 2031.

Bakwena is also responsible for the periodic rehabilitation and upgrading of the road. Periodic rehabilitation is done based on the results of a Pavement Management System managed by professional engineers. These interventions enable us to meet certain engineering specifications in the concession contract. Upgrade works, such as lane, bridge and interchange expansions, are determined based on specific road traffic levels of service that are required to meet in terms of our contract.