The Fairlands - Main Reef Road, which comprises a 5.8 km length of rigid concrete pavement as part of Johannesburg's western bypass, includes four freeway underpass bridges, two freeway river bridges and two pedestrian bridges. The contract also requires the construction of seven in-situ box culverts. The highway will have a 235 mm thick concrete surface with burlap drag and grooved texture. The concrete slab will overlay 100 mm of stabilised crushed stone sub-base laid on a 150 mm thick sub-grade. The article discusses problems encountered in the construction of the two-lane dual-carriageway highway in crossing swamps, congested city areas and old mine workings. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pithead Press Proprietary Limited

    4th Floor, Wynrop House, 91 Mooi Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Accession Number: 00319624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM