Ministry of Infrastructure to Start Road Rehabilitation Program

Efforts are being made to improve the condition of the roads within the short to medium term, the minister said.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labor will soon commence construction work on the island’s roads.

The Road Rehabilitation Program will involve the resurfacing, and in some instances the reconstruction of roads throughout the island.

“I am aware that the populace is anxious, some are angry, yet others are tolerant and have understood the circumstances,” said Hon. Stephenson King, the Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labor.

“May I use this opportunity to appeal to the motoring public and the population at large to bear some patience and exercise caution on the roads, as every effort is being made to bring a measure of resolution within the short to medium term ahead of the new financial year.”

The minister said several tertiary roads (roads with low to moderate traffic which link the smaller communities) are also being considered.

“The Micoud road which includes Dugard to La Courville, and the resurfacing of the Blanchard and London roads in the Micoud south constituency is presently being considered. Also, the Marc Crown Lands roads, Forestierre, Fond Khodra, Fond Mangier, and Capital,” he continued. “Work should start in the not too distant future. Attention to those roads and to the series of isolated potholes in various communities in Saint Lucia will bring significant relief to the users once the resources are made available to the ministry of Infrastructure.”

The minister has submitted a request for an additional EC$1.1 million in order to supplement what he termed an “inadequate” budgetary allocation of EC$2 million for road rehabilitation work.

11 Comments

  1. Matthew Alexander
    February 14, 2017 at 8:24 am

    What a world in which we live in…..he is giving priority to his two bosses. Micoud South – Chastanet and Castries South East – Guy Joseph. WHAT A SHAME!!!!

    1. Anonymous
      February 14, 2017 at 11:01 am

      AND WE NEED PROPER RESURFACED ROADS TO LAST AT LEAST 5YRS…NOT POT HOLE PATCH UPS THAT WILL WASH OUT IN THE RAINY SEASON AND CREATE GIANT CRATERS!!!

  2. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Shut your flap you idiot. Don’t do it you will complain trying to get it done you still complaining. What the hell you want
    What’s your problem. You are a very high hipopetual ass.

  3. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

    What about the more dor and canard roads which have been deplorable for many years…also the la haut and banse roads.. If thats not enough the corinth and la bourne roads

  4. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The stretch from Bisee-Carellie to La Pansee is now motorable. Thanks to all those who made it possible. To all others who are requesting better road conditions, hope you get relief soon.

  5. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 at 10:38 am

    We need to fix the rods up north

  6. Jab
    February 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    What about the roads in Babonneau

  7. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 6:26 am

    What about the toad in corith behind cable and wirless …m

  8. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 6:27 am

    What about the road in corith behind cable and wirless ..

  9. Steph Anie
    September 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I keep being disappointed the way the pot holes are being patched. While I am glad an effort is being made if the workers were being instructed to do a neat job on the roads it would look better. The road looks like a lot of bumps. Growing up when the people used to fix roads at least the edges would be rolled over and hence look smoother. And would sweep excess Now lots of little stones all over flying when vehicles drive over. If you hired me to work on your property and I give this half done job you would not like it. So please treat tax payers like you would want to be treated. Concerned citizen of Dennery

    1. Anonymous
      September 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      There is a proper way to do everything. That’s why there are standards and best practice procedures. It seems to me that standard don’t seem to matter any more in this country with the obvious consequences. The “e bon co sa” attitude is infesting every.

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