Four hundred miles of road in need of fixing – Public Works


The Ministry of Public Works has reported to the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda that 400 miles of roads are in need of fixing.

According to the government, the rain has adversely affected the quality of the roadways; further, two major highways have been made worse by the downpours since they were being prepared for major repairs.

Residents have been expressing outrage at road conditions island-wide but especially where two UK funded road projects are underway.

The APUA is planting conduits for electricity wires, and manholes for transformers, along Friars Hill Road, in order to ensure no loss of electricity by businesses and homes along the highway when hurricanes strike in the future.

The government is promising that “the inconvenience will end in late January when all the work is expected to be completed.”

According to the minister of works,  $25 million dollars of concrete roads have been constructed thus far, and that where concrete is necessary, (as in valleys and at low-lying places prone to flooding) the roadways will have this costly material applied.

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  1. 400 miles of road?I Didn’t know Antigua had 400 miles of road. If that’s the case, isn’t that every road, in the entire country? You might as well say the entire country in need of road repair. Whether it’s before or after this project, the roads have always been horrible. I guess after the project, they will just be EVEN MORE HORRIBLERRERRRR. I don’t see public works repaving all the damage thats been done. When random road work around the country even before this project’s existence couldn’t be attended to.

  2. January of what year. I guess whoever is responsible for managing these projects wasn’t aware that we have a rainy season. What a shambles.

  3. On the former Airport Road, the light poles still need to remove and airport fencing need to be remove back in. With all that still not finish, the road project will not finish as they projected. The road drainage along the Friars Hill and former Airport road need excavating for properly water runoff.

  4. @ Edith Matthew Baynes- Instead of doubting the evaluation of the experts,maybe you should ask the question why are there soo many miles of road still in need of repairs.Two major roads are been completely overhauled and having infrastructure put in place in a modern fashion-yet all you hear are complaints,its taking too long.The focus here should not be on the Friars hill Rd/George Walter H,way -but on the many miles of roads in serious need of repairs,which were supposedly repaired less than a decade at an astounding cost of almost $1billion.Why are we not focusing on where did that money go?Instead we are putting all the effort in trying to tear down the government who are presently making strides in fixing the road problems.. How openly hypocrite can people get.

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