Local Gov’t Ministry rebuilding Somerset Court road
Residents of Somerset Court have lauded the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development’s construction of the main road in their community after some five years of deterioration.
Somerset Court is located in Buddy’s Housing Scheme with an estimated 92 homes.
Resident, Ms. Jennifer Cipriani, who has lived in the neighbourhood for 14 years, said the community has been waiting patiently for the road to be done.
“We are extremely excited because this is something we the residents have been talking about since last year…To hear that we will get one of the roads done is very heartening for us,” she said.
Another resident, Mr. Kayam Ishmael, shared similar sentiments. “We are very happy to know that we are getting a good road now,” he said.
Minister Hon. Anand Persaud visited the area on Monday to inspect the roadwork.
“I am pleased that the contractor has commenced work and he has gone an extremely far way. All that is left now is for … bitumen [to be applied] and once the material from the asphalt plant is available, the road will be paved in one day,” he said.
Minister Persaud advised residents to care the road and to contact the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) if there are any deficiencies during the project.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Little Diamond and Herstelling NDC, Mr. Wilfred Bassant, praised the Ministry’s effort to ensure residents have a usable road.
Repairs to the road were included in the 2020 Emergency Budget. Roads in Covent Garden, the GuySuCo Scheme and Herstelling are also set to undergo construction.