MWH to conduct investigation work on Friars Hill Road

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The Ministry of Works and Housing will be conducting required road investigation work on Friars Hill followed by Sir George Walter Highway.

The site investigation work will commence of Wednesday November 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is anticipated to last for a total of four weeks.

The ministry says the investigation forms part of work ahead of the commencement of the Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Project.

Engineers will be conducting the test to determine the physical characteristics of the subsoil materials that make up the roads.

Road users are therefore urged to be on the lookout for and be mindful of the safety of engineers who will be working along the highways during the off peak periods of the day.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Happy to hear. However, once works starts could they properly mark the road with signs so that traffic knows where to go? For Example they repaired a drain across the road close to one of the exit and entrance points to the shopping centre at woods. However, because there is no sign stating the road is closed, the traffic comes off of Friars Hill Road unto the road leading into Upper Gambles and then they have to turn around as the road is blocked. All of this because there are no signs indicating that the passage is blocked. Simple signs will save a lot of time and effort.

  2. It’s good to see you all working on the roads, but what about the roads in Cooks New Extension that when rain falls u can’t even get out your house. People and children alike have to be wearing plastic bags on their feet to get out. If you drive through the main road leading into the village there’s a swimming pool in the middle of the road and to say we have a representative for that area. ALL ME A TELL A U DEY , NO COME IN FRONT ME DOOR WHEN TIME FU ELECTION. DAMN SICKENING NOW. FIX THE ROAD WEY NEED FIXING BADLY. WE A SOMEBADY TO.

  3. A tourist destination such as Antigua and Barbuda it’s sad to say we have the worst roads in the Caribbean!.

  4. Pares main road is terrible and also going through Swetes on to fig tree drive needs urgent attention. These roadways both lead to tourist attractions and hotels.
    So much money for licensing and we can’t get proper roads.

  5. Worse road in the Caribbean is so true and shame to be boasting tourism. These people are accustom to properly paved roads, they were born in to these types of infrastructure, and then they receive an undesirable cultural shock of dilapidated roads with no side walks. These government officials have traveled, and are not ashamed to return to their country dodging potholes. Where’s the pride they should have for the country? Investors would like to drive on proper roads, in order to invite their friends to come and enjoy some of Antigua’s beautiful sceneries, and further their investments. Antigua as a small island is blessed to have so many roads, but unfortunately, most of them are in very poor condition. YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR COUNTRY. PLEEEAAASSSE, FIX THEM!!!!!!!!!

  6. Thank god for that. It is a like a gym workout driving home nowadays when you have to drive through several ponds to get home. Shame.

  7. Public Work’s department needs to perform frequent preventative maintenance annual checks on all roads in Antigua and don’t wait until every 4 to 5 years close to another general election to do so.

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