Government embark on major road rehabilitation project in Roseau

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 31 Views   2 comments LocalNews Government embark on major road rehabilitation project in Roseau by: – April 6, 2012center_img Share Section of Bath Road in the vicinity of the Government Head Quarters and the Windsor Park StadiumThe government of Dominica has embarked on major road rehabilitation project within the capital city of Roseau.The project which began approximately two weeks ago will be done in several phases. The first phase involves resurfacing, drainage and sidewalk works on the Virgin Lane to Roseau link road and Virgin Lane to Newtown section of the road. This phase of the project is costing government over EC$800, 000. 00.Public works minister Rayburn Blackmoore views this major rehabilitation project as complimenting government’s plan to ensure that all roads within the city are in good condition.“What we are trying to do in an incremental fashion is to address some of our main roads in the city of Roseau. A few weeks ago the Ministry of Public Works technical staff along with the Minister took a walk around the city of Roseau with a view of getting a clear understanding as to what needs to be done to enhance the physical structure. We also recognize the need to improve on our drainage in Roseau and also our sidewalks”.Work on the section of road spanning from Newtown to Garraway hotel is expected to commence following the Easter holiday. That aspect of the project will be done at a cost of EC$420, 000. 00.Meantime Senator the Hon. Alvin Bernard who represents people of the Roseau central constituency in parliament views the Roseau Road rehabilitation project as providing relief to road users in the city.“The project has to address three basic problems. One is that of traffic congestion, two is that of the management of pedestrian traffic and three the question of adequate drainage”The Rose Street to Bath Road Bridge and the associated link road around the perimeter of the Windsor park stadium are two projects which have already been completed under government’s wider road rehabilitation project in the city of Roseau. Government is now in the process of seeking funds to undertake other phases of the Roseau road rehabilitation project.By: Tarnia GreenGovernment Information Service Sharelast_img

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