Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Residents relieved as Corinth/Grand Riviere road asphalted

Corinth and Grande Riviere residents can breathe a sigh of relief as road conditions in the area are improving.

This followed several complaints from residents who were inconvenienced due to ongoing road works.

Works began in May 2020 as part of the government's Islandwide Road Rehabilitation Programme.

However, works from the Ti J's Supermarket to White Rock appeared to have stopped temporarily due to several issues, one of which was a failed compaction test along that stretch of road and relocation of utilities.

The existing road was graded, which left clouds of dust and industrial cement in the air, affecting residents health and property.

To the delight of residents and motorists, on Tuesday the contractor CO Williams began asphalting the road, bringing it to a more acceptable condition.

LUCELEC changing electrical pole along the route

"We began laying asphalt along a section of the road, this is one way off reducing the dust," Tricie Loctor, Quantity Surveyor at CO Williams explained to Loop News.

The other issues, according to Lockter, are being worked on with minimal disruption for residents and motorists.

"I feel great because I have not washed my car for months and this was a real hazard for us, so I appreciate the road pitch now... we could roll smooth and nice," one resident and motorist said.

Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Infrastructure issued a statement notifying motorists and residents of a road closure to complete the proper resurfacing of the road.

"The Union-Grande Riviere-Marisule Road will be closed today Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from the Grande Riviere Bridge to the Corinth Bridge (Next to Ti J`s/Ultramart Supermarket).

This closure takes effect from 9:30am and is necessary to allow CO Williams Construction to continue asphalting of the road surface.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes and cooperate with traffic control personnel on site.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour apologises for any inconvenience resulting from the road works and thanks members of the public for their patience and continuous support."

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