Public Infrastructure Ministry announces road closure

 Public Infrastructure Ministry announces road closure

  • Railway Embankment Road between Annandale Market Road to Lusignan Access Public Road undergoing emergency works
  • road to be closed from 18:00 hours today to noon on Sunday, September 30
  • motorists and pedestrians asked to exercise caution and use alternative bypasses

DPI GUYANA, Friday, September 28, 2018

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure will be conducting emergency works on the Railway Embankment Road between Annandale Market Road to Lusignan Access Public Road, East Coast Demerara commencing today at 18:00 hours (6:00 pm).

As a result, the road will be closed until this Sunday, September 30, at noon. This is to facilitate emergency works, which include repairs to a culvert on the Railway Embankment Road.

The Ministry is advising motorists and pedestrians to use alternative bypasses and observe all caution and directional signs, particularly in the vicinity of the works.

It regrets any inconvenience this may cause and looks forward to the public’s full cooperation.


Four-lane expansion

Technical Services Manager at the Ministry, Nigel Erskine last month informed that the extension of the four-lane section from Better Hope to Annandale was sixty percent complete. Erskine explained that the plan is to complete the four-lane section by the end of the year and proceed with the upgrade of the two lanes from Annandale to Bellfield subsequently.

Works include the extension of the bridges, construction of drains, construction of 400 metres of revetments at Triumph, as well as the extension of the culverts to accommodate the four-lane road.

When completed, the four-lane section will have a median in the centre equipped with streetlights. Sidewalks will be built along populated villages, seven bridges and 12 culverts will be widened, and 11 traffic signals will be installed at busy intersections along the roadway.

The approximately eight-inch finished surface will comprise asphaltic concrete and have road safety features including warning signs, road markings and pedestrian crossings.

Stacy Carmichael




COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.