Work on Canal No.2, Belle West access roads delayed by rain

The Belle West Phase Two access road

Works on the Canal No. 2 and Belle West Phase two access roads are set to commence after the rainy season.

Residents of the two areas on the West Bank Demerara have been complaining about the state of the roads. One resident recently told Stabroek News that the roads have gotten worse since last year. Taxi drivers in the area told this newspaper of the struggles they face when it comes to transporting residents beyond certain parts of the community and the costly damage to their vehicles.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the road. Stabroek News was told this week by the Ministry’s Public Relations officer, Desilon Daniels that a contract for the repairs was awarded to R&D Investments in March of 2018 for the sum of $15.9M.

According to Daniels, contractors were in the community and started grading the side of the access road to assess the quality of the road. Those contractors were to commence works on the road but due to the inclement weather they were unable to gather the loam which is required. The works will begin as soon as the rainy season is over.  

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