Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the vexing issue of poor road conditions will be addressed in 2019.
He told the Budget Speech today that an upgraded and expanded road system is crucial for the tourism industry, for commercial activity and for connecting all parts of our country.
But he warned against those seeking overnight improvements.
He said the two roads subject to the most complaints, the UK funded Sir George Walter Highway and Friars Hill Road will be completed in 2019.
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Funding for this phase is provided through loan financing from the Caribbean Development Bank and from government resources.
A third road development project, to be undertaken with assistance from the CDB, will focus on reconstructing the Darkwood Bridge and upgrading and reconstructing the Potters/Herberts Main Road, the Burma Road, and the Royal Gardens Road.
“We have also intensified the community roads project, which has benefitted residents in communities across the country, provided jobs for local contractors, and contributed to the growth in economic output in 2018.
This work will continue in 2019.
Our government made a commitment to ensure that there are passable roads wherever citizens and residents live,” Browne announced.