Residents and motorists who live and traverse the Parquita Bay and East End areas of Tortola can literally start breathing easier as government has commenced projects to address longstanding dust nuisance issues.
The Mark Vanterpool-led Works Ministry has paved the once-deplorable Paraquita Bay road in the vicinity of H Lavity Stoutt Community College.
The team is now tackling thoroughfares further east.
Those works will include using concrete instead of asphalt to pave roads in the Long Look area.
Representative for the Eighth Electoral District, Marlon Penn has described the undertaking as a ‘needed relief’.
“I just want to commend the team. I think this is a long time in coming. I think we needed to give some type of relief to the residents of the Paraquita Bay area because the dust has been really a nuisance,” Penn said.
Once completed, the Works team will be heading to the western end of the island.
“After this project, we are heading to Carrot Bay. We are going to pave the Carrot Bay road and then do some other paving in some other areas. These are all relatively temporary projects until we do the complete design of these roads and the drainages and everything [using] the lessons have learnt from the storms last year,” Vanterpool said while speaking with the Government Information Service recently.
Notably, government has also done road works in the Sea Cow’s Bay area which was also in terrible condition.
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