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Nov 3, 2017

Work to be Done for Causeway, Village Roads

John Gillett

Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced during his Independence Day address that the Crooked Tree Causeway is also to be raised and resurfaced, and the Caribbean Development Bank was to have signed the contract for that scope of works design. In addition, according to Chairman John Gillett, roads within the village which have been long neglected are soon to receive much-needed work after a review from the Ministry of Works.

 

John Gillett, Chairman, Crooked Tree

“We do know that a feasibility study has been conducted for most of this year. The results of the feasibility study has not been fed back to the village council as yet. But as you would have heard the Prime Minister announce during the Independence Day speech, the road for Crooked Tree will be resurfaced – to what extent, we do not know. But if the levels have been taken, I think, with that work, the situation that we are facing right now, of flooding on the road, that will be alleviated. One of the things that we are faced with right now is the condition of the village roads; the village roads are in a deplorable condition. And at present I am waiting for personnel from Ministry of Works to come in, so that we can tour the village with him to see the conditions. Because some of the areas in here, vehicles are getting stuck and in other areas it’s only if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle that you can access certain areas in this village. So we urgently need these roads to be addressed so that life can be easier for residents of this village.”

 

Gillett estimates it will cost about seventy thousand dollars to re-do the road network for the village, which spans about two miles. Some material has already been spread.

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