Client: Thulamela Local Municipality (Former Greater Thohoyandou TLC)
Funder: Thulamela Local Municipality
Project Location: Thohoyandou CBD & Unit - F
Project Value: R 3.80 million
Services: Planning, design and construction supervision
Project Period: February 2001 to July 2001

Thohoyandou is the main development node in the Thulamela Local Municipal Area with a total of approximately 80 000 residents within the proclaimed boundaries of the town. It is further surrounded by numerous rural settlements situated on the outskirts of the proclaimed area. Thohoyandou forms the main business center of the area with the offices of the Vhembe District Municipality as well as the regional offices of several Government Departments also situated within the town.
The primary objective of the project was to rehabilitate existing road infrastructure within the Thohoyandou CBD as well as the distributor roads within Unit F, which is situated to the east of the Thohoyandou CBD.
The project consisted of the initial assessment and investigation of the condition of the pavement of the existing streets where after the rehabilitation designs were finalized.
The design provided for the reconstruction of the sub-base and base over certain sections of the ring road around the CBD, the reconstruction of the base of the access streets to the parking areas, pothole repairs, the installation of sub-surface drains as well as the total reconstruction of a section of the distributor road in Unit F where problems were experienced with a high water table.
Due to the fact that the streets, which formed part of the Contract, are carrying a high volume of traffic, it was important to carry out the work in the shortest possible time and with the least disruption of the traffic. For this reason a large milling machine was utilized for the in-situ reconstruction of the existing layerworks where required. By using this process the existing layers were broken up, stabilizing agent and water added to the required quantities during the milling process in one operation. This reduced the disruption of traffic as well as shortened the construction period substantially.
The streets received a final 9,5mm single seal using a rubber bitumen binder.

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Rehabilitation of Streets in Thohoyandou CBD and Unit F