Client: Thulamela Local Municipality Former Greater Thohoyandou TLC
Funder: Thulamela Local Municipality
Project Location: Thohoyandou CBD
Project Value: R 3.15million
Services: Planning, design and construction supervision
Project Period: April 2000 to August 2000

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 provide additional access and internal streets within the Thohoyandou CBD to improve the general flow of traffic as well as the provision of additional parking areas.
The project consisted of the paving of 14 700 m² of streets and parking areas using 60 mm interlocking paving blocks as well as pedestrian walkways to a total area of 1500 m². It further included the construction of the associated kerbing and stormwater drainage system.

Labour intensive construction methods were implemented where possible and construction activities such as the laying of pipes, backfilling and finishing of trenches, small concrete works and layerworks in confined areas.

The Contractor for the execution of the work was DMP Civils, a local contractor making use of local labour only. The project was completed on schedule and within budget.                                Making the difference


Construction of Internal Paved Streets in the Thohoyandou CBD