Regent, Camp St junction reopens to vehicular traffic

The Guyana Water Incor-porated (GWI) advises the public that the junction at Regent and Camp streets has been re-opened to vehicular traffic, following the completion of repairs to the sewer pump station which serves the area.

Senior Project Engineer Arshad Yacoub said road repair works are still ongoing but traffic can safely utilise the road. “Our contractors are still working toreinstate the road and this will be completed within two weeks,” he said, adding that “We have put measures in place to ensure that vehicles and pedestrians can resume using the roadway in a safe manner.”

In a press release, GWI said the rehabilitation works at the Regent Street Sewer Pump Station involved the complete overhauling of the station including the installation of new pumps, 30KVA transformers, electrical and control panels.

The most challenging aspect of the rehabilitation works was the installation of the new pump which operates at 35 litres per second and required the breaking and excavation of the roadway and the top slab.

The works form part of the Government of Guyana/Inter-American Development Bank funded US$10 million Georgetown Sanitation Improvement Pro-gramme under which 24 sewer pump stations in the city will be rehabilitated.

On the completion of this project, work started on Monday for the laying of the HDPE sewer pipes along Sussex Street going West to the Sussex and Charles streets junction.

GWI continues to be grateful to the public for their patience during the rehabilitative works.

For more information customers can contact the company’s Customer Services Call Centre on telephone numbers 227-8701/03/04 or email customercallcentre @gwi.gy Customers can also post via social media at www.facebook.com/everydropcountsgy

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