The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) on Monday said that the Consultancy Services for the Design of the East Bank – East Coast Road Linkage Project (Diamond to Ogle) began on April 13, 2018 with the executing agency being RITES Ltd., an Indian public sector company.
The consultancy will last 10 months and the cost is US$1.321M. India is expected to fund the road linkage.
A release from MPI said that the design will serve to reduce congestion and traffic delays by providing commuters with an alternative route bridging the East Coast and East Bank corridors. This will also alleviate traffic congestion within the city.
The design will also be tied into existing roads which will allow commuters improved connectivity into the City and along the East Bank and East Coast of Demerara. The existing roads that are to be connected are:
1. Ogle Airport Road
2. Aubrey Barker Road
3. Haags Bosch Road
4. Mocha Arcadia Road
5. Diamond Access Road
Topographic surveys are scheduled along the corridors mentioned above. MPI is asking occupants along these corridors to cooperate with the surveying team during the execution of these works.