Montoute pleased with ongoing road works in Gros Islet
Gros Islet MP, Lenard Montoute says he is excited about the ongoing road widening project underway in the north of the island, which is expected to improve pedestrian safety in addition to alleviating the traffic woes in the Rodney Bay area.
“That was always a trouble spot with regard to backing up of traffic," Montoute declared.
"I am hoping that he improvement will go a long way in alleviating the plight of pedestrians who are always at great danger trying to go across that road especially people living in Reduit Orchard and Reduit Park,” the MP said.
Phase 1 of the project, which is nearly completed, will see the installation of proper drainage, slabbing, roundabouts and the addition of two more lanes to what exists.
On Tuesday, Former Chief Engineer John Peters told Loop News the ongoing works will not address the traffic congestion in that area, but rather the Ministry of Infrastructure should have looked into selected alternatives from the Marisule/Corinth through to the Mongiraud/Monchy junction.
“I am not an engineer, I am not the one doing the actual implementation but I am happy to see that the projects that I have requested are being implemented right now,” Montoute declared.
He also gave an update on the La Retraite Road and bridge rehabilitation project.
The road has been closed since May to facilitate the construction of a new state-of-the-art bridge.
La Retraite Road
“It is nearing completion now, we are at a stage now where they are doing the surfacing and thereafter the actual marking of the road, so very soon we shall see the commissioning of that road which will make a much smoother, more comfortable commute for motorists and pedestrians as well.”