The West Coast and West Bank Demerara main roadways are quickly deteriorating, and
it seems as though there will be no improvement any time soon. All road users, especially
vehicle owners/drivers, are made to suffer daily. Huge potholes are everywhere on the
public roads resulting in excessive damage to vehicles.
The public road in front my home has about eight holes and almost daily vehicles suffer blow-outs, especially if the driver is unfamiliar with the area. This is costing owners lots of money to repair their vehicles unnecessarily. It’s a total waste of money to buy new tyres since they only last a short time; persons have to change tyres very often due to the condition of the roads. Apart from the cost attached to this situation, there is the safety of other road users such as pedestrians to consider; they are at great risk of being struck down by swerving vehicles trying to avoid the huge holes in the road.
I am amazed that this situation has not caught the eyes of the authorities responsible for safe roadways. The Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force and the Ministry of Public Works are both turning a blind eye to this issue. I hope that the ones in authority can do the right thing and bring relief to all road users on the West Demerara.