The President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand, has expressed concern over Saint Lucia’s road network, declaring there appears to be no urgency to fix the problems, including potholes.
Ferdinand said the NCOPT received numerous complaints from bus drivers who transport passengers from Castries to Vieux Fort, La Caye, the Bordelais stretch, and Richfond.
He said Canaries, Soufriere, and Bexon drivers have also complained about the Millennium Highway for the past three years.
But the NCOPT President observed that no roadworks appear to occur on weekends and at night.
“There’s no urgency on that road,” he stated.
The President disclosed plans to write to the authorities expressing NCOPT members’ concerns.
He asserted that the situation was unbearable.
“You buy a part now – you buy a new tyre now and automatically it can go bad in less than one week if you go into a pothole,” Ferdinand explained.
He said attempting to avoid road potholes also puts drivers in danger of colliding with oncoming traffic.
In addition, he disclosed that the NCOPT was concerned about inadequate signage, road markings and laybys.