PM promises better roads in 2019

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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.

There will be second phase of this road rehabilitation project, the prime minister announced, at a cost of US$65 million will accelerate in 2019, resulting in the reconstruction of the Sir Sydney Walling Highway, Anchorage Road, Old Parham Road and Valley Road North.

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.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. So I guess he won’t be borrowing from shut-eye to pave his way to the bank?. EU & UK money appears welcomed now!.

  2. Well the money wa granted and can’t be stolen that easily but we know the alp …..he also promised 500 house in 500 days lol

  3. Who is the PM talking about when he say provide jobs for local contractors
    Is it himself and his ministers who own heavy duty equipment and have people fronting for them on road contracts
    Some people in Antigua getting richerer this year bwoy
    Creative enrichment is alive and well in Antigua

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