oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Soil base roads and stormwater drainage in an urban area

Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Progress made in recent years by the use of natural soils and gravels for the construction of rural roads appears to have had little influence on urban practice, where roads are still largely constructed on traditional lines. In a town, proximity of work to the controlling office favours a successful application of soil technology but restrictions imposed by erven layout and provision of other services require an adaptation of the technique used for rural conditions.

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