Assou Canal Bridge to Be Officially Opened

Assou Canal Bridge to Be Officially Opened

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport Hon. Philip J. Pierre and Parliamentary Representative for Gros Islet Hon. Emma Hippolyte will on Monday 30th May 2016 officially open the newly constructed Assou Canal Bridge.

The Assou Canal Bridge is a single span reinforced concrete bridge, with a span measuring 10.6 metres long by 4.2 metres wide. Also included in this project is a 1.2 metre sidewalk and river training works. The bridge cost approximately $718,000.00 while the river training works cost approximately $168,000.00 and was funded jointly by the Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of Turkey.   

This project commenced in February 2015. This new bridge provides a second option for motorists and pedestrians who live in the Assou Canal Community. The other bridge serving this community has a long history of being flooded during heavy rainfall, and as a consequence, the Ministry of Infrastructure improved the hydrologic capacity of the new bridge to be more resilient to natural hazards in an effort to improve vehicular and pedestrian traffic during such events.

The new Assou Canal Bridge will be officially opened on Monday 30th May 2016 at a special ceremony by the Parliamentary Representative Hon. Emma Hippolyte and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport Hon. Philip J. Pierre.

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