East Coast road expansion set for August 2019 finish

Work underway (DPI photo)

The works for the East Coast Demerara Road Widening and Improvement Project which began last year August are expected to be completed in August 2019, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

The project focuses on the widening of the roadway into four lanes between Better Hope and Annandale, thereafter, an Asphaltic Concrete surface upgrade to Belfield. Twenty-six structures will be widened to enable the four-lane road and two bridges will be reconstructed.

In addition, 11 traffic light signals will be installed along the busy intersections, along with street lights, road safety signs and other speed reduction devices will be installed along the roadway.

The Coordinator, Works Services Group, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn told DPI that while the Ministry recognises that there will be more traffic congestion, it is crucial that the road upgrades be completed.

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