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May 10, 2022

One More Year to Go with Upgrade of Coastal Road

The upgrade of the Coastal Highway has been a little tricky. Also inherited from the previous administration, works are approximately seventy percent done. It is estimated to be fully completed within a year’s time, as the government is trying to ensure that the road is not prone to flooding.


Julius Espat

Julius Espat, Minister of Infrastructure Development

“The coastal highway, again an inherited project by us. That’s a difficult one though cause that one is in a real flood zone. Even with the U.K. government, when we came in, there were complaints that the sizes of the culverts were not adequate for the animals to pass. And we sat with the U.K. government, we sat with all the environmentalists and we made some structural changes to the culverts so that they can follow the specifications that were recommended. That financing we did it on our own. The supervisors are the same from here, Politecnica. The contractor is different; the supervisors from the Ministry of Works is still the project execution unit. The update report that I have received, they are on schedule. They had a couple set back when we had some of the flooding, they had a couple set back during COVID  but they have made up the time and they are on schedule.”


Duane Moody

“So set to complete when?”


Julius Espat

“About a year is left.”

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