After years of dumping thousands of taxpayer dollars to repeatedly resurface the John’s Hole public road, government is now moving to concrete that entire road was a more permanent solution.
Roughly $150,000 has been earmarked for the project.
Work started on the project last weekend and by mid-January, residents and road users can expect a vastly improved road surface.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works Anthony McMaster told BVI News on Thursday that some much-needed sidewalks are also coming.
“We think it is a project that the territory can be proud of when we are finished,” he said. “We don’t anticipate that we should be going back there in a hurry [for future road repairs].”
McMaster said there were recurring issues that needed to be addressed as it relates to this particular road.
“We have been having some problems for quite a number of years now with the John’s Hole area, particularly coming down by the Magistrate’s Court. Every time it rains, the road is totally washed away,” he said.
“We also had some issues with the earth movement, so we continue to have challenges with the water line and the sewerage system coming down in that area. They continue to rupture so we decided that we are going to fix it once and for all.”
Presently, teams from the Water and Sewerage and Public Work departments are replacing sewerage and water lines and are working on a better drainage system.
In the meantime, McMaster extended an apology for any disruption that may have been caused to road users.
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