TCL Guyana Inc. (TGI) has carried out a road repair project in Georgetown to demonstrate the benefits of using soil cement stabilisation technology. The project follows a meeting with the Ministry of Public Works in July 2013, when Robeson Benn, Minister of Public Works, granted TGI approval to perform pilot projects using the technique.
The repair work was carried out on an area of road in a state of severe deterioration. Asphalt and unusable material were removed and a sub-base was laid by stabilising the remaining usable material, mixing it with cement and water, rotovating the mixture and compacting it.
TCL Group Civil Engineer, Avaleen Mooloo, who oversaw the rehabilitation work, stated: “I am confident that the newly stabilised road will be stronger than the normal flexible roads. Although some raveling of the surface is expected due to the constant trafficking of heavy-duty vehicles, coupled with the fact that the asphalt surface had not been installed, we anticipate that the road will stand up longer with time. This strip will be monitored for its longevity by Ministry and TGI personnel, as is the norm with demo strips.”
TGI has been encouraging the use of cement in road construction, a move that would also help to boost sales volumes. TGI and TCL have organised awareness sessions for government officials, University of Guyana students, technical institutes, contractors, engineers and private sector companies in order to explain the advantages of cement-based roads.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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