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Aug 10, 2022

Heavy Rains Flood City Streets; CitCo Works to Provide Proper Drainage

Bernard Wagner

Torrential rains across the city earlier today left many streets under water.  Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists had to make their way through flooded streets after roughly two inches of rainfall this morning.  But what has CitCo been doing since the beginning of the rainy season to prepare the Old Capital for inclement weather?


Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor

“We have been shaping our drains to ensure that they connect with our rivers and other waterways across the city.  Actually, we have some massive street infrastructure.  If you give me the time to outline some of them that we will be doing very shortly.  The Holy Emmanuel Street, as you know, gabions were planted on one side of that stretch.  We’ll be completing the other side from when you cross the bridge to the La Croix Boulevard, we’ll be putting the gabions in place.  We’ll be dredging that canal.  We do plan on concluding that stretch of Holy Emmanuel Street with concrete, working along with the Ministry of Infrastructure to get that done because that is the route that our electric buses will be running along that route into Mahogany Street, Central American Boulevard, Cemetery Road and into downtown Belize City.  So that area has to be put in a ready state.  We’re working along Mahogany Street to cement another portion because that is the area that this food hub, this tourism food hub will be coming on stream very shortly where we’ll be standardizing all the booths along that stretch.  We’re looking at Santa Barbara Street as well.  Wood Street, right next to the gas station on Cemetery Road.  We are looking to concrete that street.  We’re looking at G Street, Graduate Crescent, Maurice Bishop, Zericote Street, Logwood Street, Thomas Vincent Ramos, a portion of [Neal’s] Pen Road.”


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