Minister of Works calls for patience as Government gets set to roll out a second major road project

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The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has awarded a contract and plans are underway to commence work to rehabilitate four major roads on main land Antigua. The second Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project will see the resurfacing of Valley Road, Old Parham Road (north), Anchorage Road and Sir Sidney Walling Highway (Factory Road).

 

C.O. Williams Construction Limited, based in Barbados was most desirable among the bidders for the execution and completion of the works.

 

Public consultations, social inclusion and gender equality, public education and the implementation of a traffic management plan are amongst the key components of the project. Funding is being provided through a loan from the Caribbean Development Band (CDB) in the amount of sixty three (63) million Eastern Caribbean Dollars

 

Minister of Work the Honorable Lennox Weston stresses the importance of ensuring that national infrastructure projects are climate resilient, meet accessibility requirements and that the Government and people Antigua and Barbuda get value for money.

 

Minister Weston said:

 

“The Government in its ongoing quest to transform infrastructure on mainland Antigua and on the sister island Barbuda will be implementing its second road project that will see the reconstruction of several major road corridors adding that the Government is looking forward to working with C.O. Williams Construction Limited smoothly in ensuring that roads are built to international standards.

 

“The second road project is crucial to the tourism product and the general investment product of the twin island state.  We therefore ask road user to exercise patience and understanding as the Gaston Brown administration work to rebuild our road network which has been in a state of disrepair for decades.” The works Minister concluded.

 

Mr. Dennis Cudjoe is the Project Coordinator of the Project Implementation Management Unit, the agency responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project. He said: “Plans are moving ahead swiftly to launch of the project and begin the works under the contact. Improving the infrastructure, ensuring climate resilience, enhancing quality and capacity as well as improving safety for all road users and residents are paramount to the project.”

 

The design and construction project to rehabilitate the four major roads on the island will see the update of two lanes on each carriageway with pavement rehabilitation, widening for bus lay-bys, sidewalks as well as drainage improvements of 27.8 km of road.

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    • This is not supposed to be a repair, but dig down and give the road a new foundation. You might see how deep the other contractor over here already going.

  1. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” ― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks!

    Give Praise and Thanks! Finally some Method to the Madness as we Approach the end of The United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 with Safe Roads! Look forward to simple Guard Rails, if not engineered covered culverts and storm water sewers at the Ditches on Old Parham Road and Dickenson (Back) Street!

    There are no Free Lunches! Pray for no more Barbuda P3 agreements with BHM that are not transparent to the People of African Descent resident on Antigua and Barbuda or milking of the COW!

    With The 38th Anniversary of Independence Approaching, in this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 – 2024, We Must Embrace a New Paradigm based on a revolutionary shift in thinking dedicated to “Entrepreneurial Socialism” proposed as a constructural adjustment to black dislocation, disorientation, decenteredness, and lack of agency. (Asante)!

  2. Ha Ha Ha Ha This is like John I Martin people story. They start building something then stop then start building another something then stop to start to build something else again and stop. Fix one frickin road at a time! I would hate for a hurricane (God forbid) to come around this time..our roads wash and fly way

  3. I am hoping, that bicycle lanes are incorporated into the new roadways too, since, we’re supposed to be going “green” to help out the environment.
    There is only a limited amount of space available to expand these roadways, and with more and more vehicles added to these roads, traffic and commuting could become, even more of a “Nightmare Party!”.
    ..Chalice, cum eeen!
    Last night I was dreaming,
    A mister man ask me,
    What do I have to say,
    “I wanna put some manners, on all of you…”

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