Upgrading of hundreds of kilometres of rural roads is pushing ahead.

Following on extensive upgrading projects in rural and urban areas of Limpopo Province, the focus has currently moved southward, with North West, Northern Cape and Free State provinces being the latest to benefit from government initiatives to raise road standards to meet the demands of an increasing population.

As in the Limpopo projects, Technicrete’s Double Zig-Zag interlocking concrete pavers have been the surface of choice for specifiers. The heavy-duty blocks for the latest road-building projects are being manufactured at the Murray & Roberts Building Products Company’s plant at Stilfontein.

Tens of thousands of square metres of the blocks in 60 mm and 80 mm thicknesses are being laid in seven separate rural road upgrading operations now under way in the three provinces, serving chiefly rural communities.

They include the Carnivore location in the Northern Cape, Khuma, Gopane, Sannieshof and Delareyville in North West Province, and Viljoenskroon and the Alabama location outside Klerksdorp in the Free State.

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