The National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) has reiterated a call to the government to do something about deteriorating road conditions.
“We are only asking for the roads to be fixed,” Council President Godfrey Ferdinand explained.
Ferdinand repeated an earlier complaint that drivers could not avoid potholes on the roads from Castries to Vieux Fort, especially to Hewanorra International Airport.
He explained that the situation is worse when it rains.
“We cannot tell them how to do their work, but at least drive through the road and see where the potholes are and block these first,” the NCOPT President told St. Lucia Times.
He suggested the authorities block the potholes before starting any major road repairs.
Noting that the government had announced a major road rehabilitation program for 2024, Ferdinand lamented that until then, motorists would have to endure potholes that can burst their tires and damage their rims.
“All we are saying is just make it priority to deal with those potholes persons cannot avoid at twenty, thirty miles an hour on a main road,” he stated.