Representative of the Eighth Electoral District, Marlon Penn has lamented that bad roads are affecting his constituency.
“Right now we have essentially the worst roads in the territory,” Penn said.
The Eighth District comprises well-populated areas such as East End/Long Look; the main route through which to traverse to get to and from the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.
While speaking at a public meeting in his constituency this week, Penn called for better and more sustainable roads.
He lamented the virtually poor manner in which road infrastructure are built in the territory; especially on Tortola.
“There has to be a plan for us to re-engineer and redevelop the roads in a structural way. Not for us to be redeveloping the roads every five [or] six years.”
“I think we will hear from the [Works] Minister (Mark Vanterpool) of the plan for redevelopment,” Penn said.
Residents and motorists have expressed strong dissatisfaction not only for the condition of the roads but also the heavy dust nuisance associated with those bumpy thoroughfares.
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