Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Bloemfontein: The Department of Police, Roads and Transport (DPRT) will start with a programme to fill up potholes on the R26 between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg on Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

The initiative, which will be rolled-out throughout the five districts in the Free State, focuses on eliminating potholes and maintaining road infrastructure in the province.

This will ensure better road surfaces to travel on and subsequently improved road safety.

The programme will then move further east on Monday, 22 February 2020 where the Contractor Development Programme (CDP) of the Department, will commence with the patching of potholes on the stretch of road between Fouriesburg and Bethlehem.

Most of these cracks and crevices in the top layer were created by the flooding of the roads during the recent heavy rains in the province.