Castries South East MP Guy Joseph says plans are ‘very advanced’ for work on the Belair road.
The announcement in a video posted on his official Facebook page came as Millet bus drivers this week said they were withdrawing their services to Bel Air and Venus Estate because of deplorable road conditions.
“I can tell you, we could have done some remedial work but as you know, the same approach I took to the Forestiere road that I say we would have to endure the bad road for a little while in order that we can do a comprehensive rehabilitation,” the Castries South East MP stated.
Joseph disclosed that he has been in discussion with both the Ministries of Finance and Infrastructure.
“In the coming week we should see some activity on the Belair road where we are going to see a complete rehabilitation,” the MP announced.
Joseph explained that because bus drivers have given notice that they will not service the community until the road conditions are improved, as Parliamentary Representative he has engaged a bus which will serve the affected area.
He said the bus will transport people from the affected community to the main road where they can get easy access to public transport.
“In the coming weeks a comprehensive rehabilitation job will be carried out on the Belair road. Again I repeat, this will not just be potholing but a completely new road surface,” Joseph, who is also Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, asserted.