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Dec 22, 2016

Concrete Works on Pause for Christmas

The Belize City Council has been steadily working on its concreting project for Belize City, converting a couple hundred roadways to concrete. However, Christmas season means a break for some projects, particularly on East and West Canal, especially in the downtown area near Orange Street. Mayor Darrell Bradley assured residents that works will begin again in the New Year. He also promised solutions to the annoyance of iron bars rotting away on Southern Foreshore.


Darrell Bradley

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“One of the things that we are doing, and we’ve done this previously, is that we’ve actually determined that in the first week of December, we actually put a pause on infrastructure works, because we recognise that this is a significant time for members of the business community and so there were several works that are ongoing including the street that you mentioned. I know residence want anxiously to complete East and West Collet Canal but works will resume the first week in January when the congestion in relation to traffic flow especially in the downtown have subsided and people are back to business as usual. I have to check on that because my understanding is that has been done already — if it hasn’t been done already the only thing is really just to source some of the slabs. One of the problems I indicated to you earlier is that we recognise that’s a problem because of the corrosion from the sea water and its several times that we’ve had to repair those iron bars and it is nuisance so that we’ve had to block off a section of that street at times and we’re trying to really change it so that we put down cement slabs that we don’t have this problem in the future but I have to give you an update in relation to what is going on in relation to that.”

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