Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 8-11 July 2013 "Transport and Sustainable Infrastructure", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
Ultra Thin Reinforced Concrete Pavement (UTRCP) has been applied as the final surfacing
for several projects over the last few years. The objective of this paper is to discuss how
UTRCP can benefit the road construction industry and at the same time create job
This paper discuss by way of demonstration, the construction of UTRCP at the Ga-Rankuwa
X10 residential development, in the Northern area of Tshwane. The project includes the
installation of all services, water, sewer as well as roads and storm water for the 3 200
stands, built on 77 Hectares, of Ga-Rankuwa X10. The project is still under construction with
the second phase in progress. Approximately 18 800 m² of the total of 62 000 m² street
network has been completed to date.
Some site problems encountered with construction of the UTRCP are discussed. In
conclusion, it is emphasized that UTRCP is a sustainable technique for road construction,
which is not only economical, but will create work opportunities.
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