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One phase of the A1 road project nears the end

Unpaved road to the corner where culvert was placed at Lawyers river

Unpaved road to the corner where culvert was placed at Lawyers river

Last night, that section, forming part of the A1 Road project described as, “The crossing referred to as Lawyers River near the turnoff to Woodland Beach,” was closed off to normal traffic between the advertised hours 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In announcing the closure which had been aborted from Sunday night because of expected down pours of rain (which never happened), a police notice had notified: “However, the public need not be alarmed, as additional police, fire, and medical resources will be deployed to Salem as a contingency. In addition, the road can be made passable within 10 minutes time for any critical emergencies. If urgent, persons can walk across the construction zone and be picked up by waiting emergency vehicles. Therefore, the public is urged to plan ahead and avoid travel in this area during these hours.”

The closure was done to facilitate facilitate the completion of work on parts of the A1 Road by the construction of a culvert at the location.

According to the contractors and as evidenced in the photos here, the works were completed satisfactory.

According to official sources, that laying of the culvert and the paving to follow ends that phase of the road project. It is observed that the asphalting of the section from Lawyers River back to the section past the Woodlands Beach road is still to be completed. The laying of ducts on the road is expected to continue.Road newly surfaced (3)web

On May 3, 2013 DFID effected the suspension of the funding of the A1 Road Rehabilitation project (the road from Salem to St. John’s) from April 30, 2013. DFID said that the management and implementation of the project by the Ministry of Communications and Works, was less than desired.

end of surfaced road before Woodlands Beach road

end of surfaced road before Woodlands Beach road

But a release dated July 5, 2013, issued on the 8th, DFID informed of, “the conditional lifting of the suspension order on the project and a time extension (4 months to 31stOctober 2013) to facilitate the completion of the emergency works and fulfill existing contractual obligations.”

Motorists and pedestrians alike are joyed at the road surfacing from Runaway Ghaut almost to the Woodlands Beach road and are hoping that the rest will be done in quick order.

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Unpaved road to the corner where culvert was placed at Lawyers river

Unpaved road to the corner where culvert was placed at Lawyers river

Last night, that section, forming part of the A1 Road project described as, “The crossing referred to as Lawyers River near the turnoff to Woodland Beach,” was closed off to normal traffic between the advertised hours 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In announcing the closure which had been aborted from Sunday night because of expected down pours of rain (which never happened), a police notice had notified: “However, the public need not be alarmed, as additional police, fire, and medical resources will be deployed to Salem as a contingency. In addition, the road can be made passable within 10 minutes time for any critical emergencies. If urgent, persons can walk across the construction zone and be picked up by waiting emergency vehicles. Therefore, the public is urged to plan ahead and avoid travel in this area during these hours.”

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The closure was done to facilitate facilitate the completion of work on parts of the A1 Road by the construction of a culvert at the location.

According to the contractors and as evidenced in the photos here, the works were completed satisfactory.

According to official sources, that laying of the culvert and the paving to follow ends that phase of the road project. It is observed that the asphalting of the section from Lawyers River back to the section past the Woodlands Beach road is still to be completed. The laying of ducts on the road is expected to continue.Road newly surfaced (3)web

On May 3, 2013 DFID effected the suspension of the funding of the A1 Road Rehabilitation project (the road from Salem to St. John’s) from April 30, 2013. DFID said that the management and implementation of the project by the Ministry of Communications and Works, was less than desired.

end of surfaced road before Woodlands Beach road

end of surfaced road before Woodlands Beach road

But a release dated July 5, 2013, issued on the 8th, DFID informed of, “the conditional lifting of the suspension order on the project and a time extension (4 months to 31stOctober 2013) to facilitate the completion of the emergency works and fulfill existing contractual obligations.”

Motorists and pedestrians alike are joyed at the road surfacing from Runaway Ghaut almost to the Woodlands Beach road and are hoping that the rest will be done in quick order.