Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has declared that since coming into office in June 2016, his administration has launched Saint Lucia’s biggest ever road rehabilitation project.
Chastanet made the observation in a post on his official Facebook page.
The post is reproduced below:
There is no denying that when we assumed office in June of 2016, we inherited a deplorable national road network. Not only were ours roads in a bad state but basic requirements such as road markings, signage and safety barriers were non existent in some of the most heavily trafficked areas of the country.
Since assuming office, we have launched the largest road rehabilitation project in our country’s history. Across the island, a concerted effort has been made to address some of these road issues. Though significant progress has been achieved over the last 4 years through our road maintenance and rehabilitation projects we are taking it a step further.
Under the National Roads Rehabilitation Project over 30 National Roads will be completely rehabilitated. This also includes several Agriculture Feeder Roads which will improve access to farms and help bolster our food security efforts.
Please note that this list does not mention roads in Gros Islet as the roads in this constituency are being addressed under a separate road rehabilitation Programme. Over 15 roads are currently under construction in the constituency of Gros Islet with many many more to commence in the coming weeks.
The roads which will be rehabilitated under the National Road Rehabilitation Programme are as follows:
Dennery North – La Perle/ Lumiere / La Resource
Dennery South – Upper Bois Jolie and La Caye Lumiere Road
Soufriere – Zenon Road, Esperance to Diamond Road, Belle Find to Bois Den Road and Belle Fond to Rabbot
Castries South East – San De Fer – Grand Bois Road, Malzier, Capitol Hill, Belaire Development, Belaire Minor Road
Babonneau- Fond Cacoa Road, Chassin Marquis River Road, Bougis – Garrand Road and Bougis- Marquis Road
Choiseul – Choiseul – Debrel
Castries South East – Chef Harry Drive, La Croix to Odsan and Marc Road
Dennery South – High St. to Geralt Ring and Hospital Road
Castries South – Marigot Road and Ti Colon to Barre St. Joseph
Laborie – Majomel, Augier
Micoud North – La Pointe Road
Micoud South – Morne Kenda Feeder Road, Desruisseaux Roundabout and Weis Bois Road
Vieux Fort North – Pierrot to Cacao
Vieux Fort South – St. Jude’s Highway
Anse La Raye – Tet Chimen to Vanard
Castries North – San Souci Road, La Pansee, Morne Dudon
Castries East – Morne Du Don to Bocage
Castries Central – Chausee Road and Water Works Road