Major East Bank Berbice road project nears completion – will have lights and guard rails

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In just a few months, residents on the East Bank Berbice will be able to travel to their destinations with ease, as the $1.2Billion road rehabilitation project nears completion.

The sub-base work is approximately 50 percent completed, while, the base course and asphalt works are 40 and 80 percent completed respectively.

Ongoing rehabilitation works at Glasgow, East Bank Berbice.

Engineer attached to the project, Joel Tucker said, “Presently 400 metres of asphalt paving has been completed in the Everton area, while work is ongoing in Islington, Edinburg, Glasgow and Gay Park.”

When completed, the road will be outfitted with new features aimed at bolstering road safety. These include highway lighting, guard rails, traffic signage, bridges and culverts.

According to Tucker, the installation of lights has been “substantially completed.” He disclosed that they are currently awaiting a new supply of the lights to place on the poles mounted from Stanleytown to Everton.

“I was given assurance that by the end of April all the lights will be installed, and the entire road alignment will be lit,” Tucker said

Construction of the culvert at Glasgow is proceeding; following this, upgrades to another at Everton will commence.

“We’re proceeding at a satisfactory pace (and are) still on target, despite the challenges with the weather and the removal of utilities. Providing the weather permits we will be completed by August.”

This multi-million-dollar venture is being executed by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Special Project Unit utilising its own equipment and employing persons from the EBB area.

Contracts for the bridges and lighting were awarded to Yunas Civil and Building Construction Services and Cummings Electrical Company Limited respectively.

Ongoing rehabilitation works at Glasgow, East Bank Berbice.

Ongoing works of the culvert at Glasgow, East Bank Berbice.

 

By: Ranetta La Fleur

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