Rhodesia Road Map, 1942

A strip road was basically two strips of tarmac marking out the route of the road. It was cheaper and easier to build than a full on tarmac road, but it still managed to avoid the worse excesses of dust and muddy potholes. It shows how little traffic was expected on these roads in 1942 - although the volume will change in the post-war period. If you compare this map to the 1900 one, you can see that Rhodesia was becoming a much more central link in the communications chain with roads leading North, South, East and West by this time. This image was kindly donated by Richard Allport.

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