Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie has called for the government to fix potholes in his constituency, adding that the problem is bad to the extent that motorists have to choose which potholes are best for their vehicles to ‘drop in’.
“I know that the bush in some areas have been cut and some of the potholes are being seen more clearly; and they are very deep in the Frenchman’s Cay area, the Long Bay area, and Zion Hill.”
“I instructed the minister [of communication and works Mark Vanterpool], and he has instructed his team about a month-and-a-half ago to go out,” Fahie told the House of Assembly recently.
He continued: “Can the minister tell me when they are going to address those potholes, because some of them are very huge and you have to decide which one is best for you to drop in because you can’t miss all.”
Vanterpool, in response, stated that the potholes would have received urgent attention.
“The Public Works Department is engaged right now; they are engaged in a very urgent job throughout the territory to fill the potholes as best they can…” added Vanterpool.
However, speaking with BVI News Online this afternoon, Fahie said a number of potholes in his constituency are yet to get the promised attention.
“After months of reporting these among other areas in the First District, only the public road entrance to Frenchman’s Cay was patched recently. The rest especially Long Bay remains unaddressed to the point where the potholes are getting deeper and deeper, with the residents feeling that no one cares about Long Bay.”
“I am tired of reporting these matters – among others in the district, and they are not being addressed. Nevertheless, I will continue to do my job and keep the people informed of my efforts,” Fahie further told BVI News Online.
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