Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Watch: Valencia's perilous potholes

Just weeks before the December 2, 2019 Local Government Election, The Toco/Valencia stretch remains a path of perilous potholes. 

Video footage taken by Loop News showed a thoroughfare of trucks transporting materials over roads pitted with gaping holes along Valencia road and Toco Main Road. 

 

The potholes have been a long-standing feature over the past few years with continuous calls for repairs.

Some drivers even referred to the potholes along the Valencia Main Road as the ‘Valencia ponds’, with many a driver having damaged their suspensions or chassis after falling into those cavernous pits.

Loop News spoke with Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, Terry Rondon, last week, moments before he said he was to attend a meeting on the matter.

Rondon said that funding had been an problem regarding the repair of the Toco Main Road, however the Corporation has been seeking a solution to the issue.

In a recent update, the Ministry of Works and Transport said the construction of the 40-kilometre Valencia to Toco Roadway upgrade is also under construction. This roadway would provide alternate access to drivers heading to and from Toco.

The Ministry said when completed this roadway would improve access to the Toco area.

The project is being advanced in phases with completion carded for 2021. 

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