Herberts Main Road and Royal Gardens Road set for rehabilitation works

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The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is about to roll out another multimillion dollar road infrastructure development project that will see the rehabilitation of two corridors; Royal Gardens Road and Herberts Main Road, measuring approximately 3.32km and 3.34km respectively.

 

The Government has been successful in securing financing towards the cost of the project under the Natural Disaster Management – Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (Hurricane Irma) Loan. The Project Implementation Management Unit (PIMU) through the Ministry of Works will facilitate the road rehabilitation initiative.

 

The Ministry of Works invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for construction works that will include construction of reinforced concrete drains, earthen drains and circular pipe culverts.

 

Mr Clarence Pilgrim, Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Works said:

 

“The Government’s investment in the national road network is directly linked to the economic output of the twin island state adding that the roll out of the project by the PIMU will in boost employment in the construction sector.

 

Road works such as these bolsters the state’s productive capacity as the Ministry of Woks is on the right track with the construction of stronger roads with modern designs that that are being built to last.” He stated.

 

Excavation for pavement foundation, compacted sub base layers, compacted base layers, asphalt concrete surfacing, road signage and markings and ancillary works will also form part of the scope of works.

 

The bid process will attract firms for contracting groups experienced as prime contractors in the construction of at least two (2) assignments of a nature, scope and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity between January 1st 2015 and the established bid document submission deadline.

In order for bidders who must submit application documents in English to comply, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete. The submission deadline for roadwork on Herberts Main Road and Royal Gardens Road is 19th May, 2021.

Further information regarding bid application procedures is available in the local press and online on the Government of Antigua and Barbuda website. www.ab.gov.ag and on the PIMU Facebook page or via email: [email protected].

 

Permanent Secretary Pilgrim concluded that while land acquisition and environmental issues are common characteristics of road network development, the Works Ministry remains committed to facilitating construction and maintaining the news rehabilitated roads after the construction phases.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Just hoping this project goes to a reputable road builder in the Nation.Not a crony,scamp of a Politician friend.

  2. Government at work while I am there being idle blogging! Imagine I busy being idle and all that development going away from me. What else in the pipeline or what other development this government has done that I missed?

  3. Come een to Potters Village Extension and take a look at some of the roads that goes up several hills. They are really extremely bad!

  4. I see a lot of roads fixing. What happen to Potters. Hon Dean Jonas you promised us good roads. The Road up my hill is really bad.

  5. This is an unrelated post. However, please read following

    The swetes basketball and netball complex
    This is the condition for about 10 years or more.
    The ladies of the community want to revive the netball so they decide despite the neglect and condition of the surface they gonna do what little they can do.

    The community is tired of crying out for assistance.

    Can the power who be do something..

    Dont tell us about Colin James, I know if he have the resources at his advantage he would already do what he ought to do..

    Also dont tell us about Pringle, time and time we hear him to also appealing to the government ..

    Neil had done his part putting on the back boards and rims..

    BUT THE SURFACE IS HORRIBLE

    So clearly this is not a Colin, Neil or Pringle issue, this is a government issue and the community is fedup.

    You are killing a generation of sports in the community and the school next door

    All we begging for is resurfacing likkle asphalt we will do everything else

  6. Start one project before the current one is finished. Giving the contracts to companies who pay them under the table so the can win the bid. Yet APUA can’t finish fixing the road by Big Creek.

    Too much corruption in every govt department. Get rid of them all and replace with competent people.

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