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Oct 9, 2014

Mayor Bradley Offers Update on City Infrastructure Works

Darrell Bradley

With another phase of road works set to begin on Monday, we asked Mayor Bradley earlier today for an assessment of the already cemented streets, in light of the recent downpours.  A majority of the streets, says the mayor, are holding up quite well under the elements; however, a few thoroughfares are in need of urgent remedial work due to weathering.

 

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“We have done a lot of inspections over, it has been raining off and on for the last like month and a half and at the end of any significant rain we assess our readiness in terms of ensuring that we are cleaning drains properly, to ensure that the concreting projects are holding out and then also to ensure that we are maintaining our asphalt inventory of streets.  Like we’ve noticed significant deterioration along Euphrates Avenue.  We are doing some remedial works there, that’s going to be asphalt.  We have a project that we want to look at to concrete sections of Euphrates.  Of course, we have to find a budget for that but we are noticing that there has been an improved quality of driving along the concreted streets.  I can mention Princess Margaret Drive which months ago was significantly deteriorated and now you have an A-class road together with sidewalks and it looks very, very nice.  Freetown Road is holding up, Orange Street is holding up, all the major roads are holding up.  I must be honest that in terms of our analysis we have seen some weathering of some of the areas, especially some of the smaller streets that we have used contractors who were not some of the more known contractors in Belize City.  We’re working with them because we have a retention for a substantial amount of those road works so that they are corrective actions but when you are doing a street project that involves a hundred and twenty-seven concreted streets you can’t expect that every time you are going to get a perfect pour but what we have seen is that there has been a significant reduction in those areas where we’re not one hundred percent satisfied with and we’re taking corrective actions when that happens.”

 

Work is presently being concluded on Princess Margaret Drive near its intersection with Freetown Road.

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2 Responses for “Mayor Bradley Offers Update on City Infrastructure Works”

  1. BelizeanInAsia says:

    Wouldn’t it be better to deal with proper housing and do llandfills before attending to streets? I know the streets are super expensive to fix AND to do remedial works on esp. In rainy seasons. I don’t understand Darell’s priority or logic in this particular situation. People are walking on nice streets but their homes are falling down on them.

  2. dats just gud says:

    @BelizeanInAsia, the Mayor is responsible for Public infrastructure and beautification of the municipality of Belize City, not to build your house………read the City Council’s Act………

    Gees; so as a citizen you must do nothing? and just wait for hands out, that George Price days gone away long time ago.

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