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Jan 6, 2014

George Price Highway to get much needed facelift

Tonight, there is some extremely welcome news for motorists and commuters who frequent the George Price Highway between Belize City and the capital. That stretch of road has been responsible for many road traffic fatalities and mishaps, and for years there has been a public outcry to address proper road resurfacing. The Government of Belize, via press release, announced today that it has signed contracts with two companies, who will be working on the highway in the next twelve months. Teichroeb (Tie-crob) and Sons has received the contract for road safety furniture and delineation, while M and R construction Limited will deal with the resealing of the eighty kilometer stretch. The first contract includes the installation of safety barriers, pedestrian crossings, chevron signs, warning signs, road marking and road studs. The second includes the resealing of sections of the highway presently surfaced with limestone chippings.  According to the release, the improvements are expected to contribute immediately to a reduction in road traffic accidents. The works will cost in the region of eighteen million dollars, fourteen million obtained through a loan from the C.D.B. and the rest from G.O.B.  All infrastructure developments under both contracts are expected to be completed by June 2015. 

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3 Responses for “George Price Highway to get much needed facelift”

  1. San Ignacio Resident says:

    What Happened the stretch from Benque to Belmopan, isn’t that section bad enough?

  2. Mike says:

    Holy crackheads that need a quick high!!! 18 Million!?!?!?! that is 1 million dollars for every 2.7 miles. This does not make any sense. wasting the taxpayers money. How about up keeping? is that in the contract? Quality checks? Quick and poor planning of Belize incompetent.

  3. Truth says:

    Truth be told, more than 12 million have been invested on these highways. however the end result is the current status of our roads.

    So many years patching roads and the end product is the same. It is time to do some learning in proper road construction and if you don’t know ASK and not just add the thickness of 1 gravel as the pavement. the Highway is not the only road that Belizeans need to reach their destination.

    Wake up and DO YOUR JOB RIGHT FOR ONCE!!!


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