Tshwane moves to fix potholes and reduce backlog

The city of Tshwane said it had invested R46 million to upgrade the Bon Accord quarry crushing plant in under the door, function optimally and help the municipality to produce and supply its own material for the construction and maintenance of the roads of the province.

“Operating our own crushing plant will help Tshwane expedite pothole repairs and reduce the current backlog,” Mayor Randall Williams said Tuesday, May 3. The renovated plant will significantly help us increase the production of hot asphalt so that we can ensure proper maintenance of roads and repair of potholes throughout the city,” said the mayor.

The city said it will no longer source asphalt from outside service providers to repair potholes.

“With this plant, the city will produce its own road construction and maintenance materials. The materials will then be used by the city to produce its own hot mix asphalt, ready mix concrete, and build/maintain paved roads,” he said.

Mayor Williams said heavy rains have significantly damaged roads in recent months, following heavy criticism from residents across the province. “We are trying to reduce potholes in the city,” he said.

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