The East-West highway runs north of Algeria between the borders of Tunisia and Morocco and is part of the large international Transmagrebi highway project with a total length of 7,000 km. In the first phase of its development in Algeria (more than 1000 km), its western section (of 360 km) joins the towns of Boukadir and Maghnia. In the project awarded to the international consortium together with the Portuguese Teixeira Duarte and the Algerian ETRHB, SICE is responsible for all the technology related with ITS and Toll Collection systems for the operation of the highway.
SICE is responsible for the design, implementation, commissioning and maintenance of intelligent transport systems related to traffic management and road users safety, toll collection system, and multi-service communications network (data, video, telephony and radiocommunications) in the West section of the highway. SICE also develops and implements the management applications of these systems from a local Control Center and participates in its integration in the General Control Center of the entire highway. The technologies and systems implemented by SICE allow us to affirm that the highway will have the same levels of safety and management as those of the most advanced countries in the world.
Some of the systems related to traffic management and users safety are: users information and assistance systems, traffic data collection and meteorological data collection systems, video surveillance system, all with more than 700 equipment installed on the highway. The toll collection system highlights: the use of different charging technology and topology in the 105 toll lanes distributed in the 15 toll plazas of the project with a forecast of more than 20,000 vehicles / day. The multiservice network is distributed along more than 400 km of fiber optic cabling and 112 km of copper cabling, more than 5,000 connection points, and more than 60 FM radio base stations and operating radios.