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Aug 4, 2022

Haulover Replacement Bridge Project Remains on Schedule, within Budget

Several months into the construction of a new crossing to replace the existing Haulover Bridge, work remains on schedule and the spending remains within budget. Today, Engineering Coordinator at the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Evondale Moody explained to News Five that the work should be finished within the twenty-four-month timeline.


Evondale Moody

Evondale Moody, Engineering Coordinator, MIDH

“The project commenced in October, 2021 and we have a twenty-four-month duration to complete that structure. So far we are approximately about nine months into the construction of the new bridge, for which we have utilized approximately twenty-four percent of the funding for the project. And we are about thirty-seven percent of the duration completed to date. We have made significant progress since we began. On the south side, which is coming from Belize City, we have a retaining wall that we were supposed to build, which is approximately sixty meters in length. We have completed that as well.   We haven’t had a significant impact on traffic, the reason being that the new structure is off alignment. So we’re still utilizing the old structure and the old alignment, so it hasn’t impacted us that much. Where we will be impacted is when we’re tying in the new alignment to the existing road, which will happen at two points, one on the south and one on the north. But we don’t expect that to occur until possibly later next year. The only traffic issue we have, which we’re trying to deal with as we go along by putting out notices and so forth is the transportation of the bridge girders, which takes some time and takes up the entire Haulover Bridge once we’re crossing those girders to the south side. We’ve gone through that once two weeks ago with the transportation of six girders and we will go through that again this coming Sunday, the seventh, where we will be installing another six girders.”

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