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Another promise: Lee Road to be ready for festival

Anselmo Stevens

Anselmo Stevens. File photo

Rehabilitation work on Lee Road in Virgin Gorda is said to be ahead of schedule, and the contractor again has given the assurance that the roadway will be usable in April to facilitate the annual Virgin Gorda Easter Festival.

The Government Information Service, in a media release this week, quoted Managing Director of Creative Builders Limited Anselmo Stevens as saying ‘the road will be paved with concrete by April’.

Stevens also indicated that, after the festival, the road will be paved with asphalt, fences will be replaced, and other cosmetic installations will be done for the project to be completed.

He added that the several strategies that allow the project to perform ‘ahead of schedule’ include casting concrete box drains offsite.

That, Stevens said, reduced congestion on the main road and eliminated issues that could have delayed the project.

Meanwhile, Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works Haley Trott stated that the road project, which is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, is contractually expected to be finished by early June.

The government further said: “Representatives from the Ministry of Communications and Works, Creative Builders Limited, and Little Dix Bay Resort who are continuing upgrades, met on Friday (February 3) to discuss tactics on executing works simultaneously.”

“Ground work for this project will continue on Tuesday, February 7 from the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Virgin Gorda Station to Chez Bamboo Restaurant.”

Motorists are being advised to exercise caution and follow all traffic signs in the area.

The contract for rehabilitation of the Lee Road was awarded for just over $1.6 million.

The works comprise demolishing and rebuilding concrete box drains; reconstructing 650 meters of concrete road pavement; construction of 441 meters of reinforced concrete box drains, 93 meters of reinforced concrete swale drain, a twin HDPE pipe culvert including manholes, and two reinforced concrete box culverts; as well as fabrication of metal gratings over box drains.

Persons using Lee Road during the Easter parade

Persons using Lee Road during the Easter parade

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