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Ministry of Works & Transport

Rehabilitation of Bamboo #2 Access Road

Rehabilitation of Bamboo #2 Access Road Printable Version

18 Mar 2014

MOWI REHABILITATES
BAMBOO #2 ACCESS ROAD



The Ministry of Works and Infrastructure recently completed rehabilitation works to the main access road to Bamboo #2, Valsayn.  The roadway is expected to bring relief to pedestrian and vehicular traffic moving in and out of the community. This project is in keeping with the Ministry’s mandate to provide safe infrastructure for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic along our nation’s major roadways.


Upgrades to this thoroughfare falls within Contract 5, of Package C of the Churchill Roosevelt/ Uriah Butler Highway Interchange Project that is being spearheaded by the East/ West Corridor Transportation Project.


The scope of works for the Access Road involved the widening and rehabilitation of 220m of the two lane roadway, expansion of lanes; 101m of covered box drains 190m of drainage pipe, 230m of Kerb & Slipper, one Culvert Crossing, 150m of fencing, 140m of Desilting Channel, 170m of pedestrian sidewalk, bridge works and guard rails. The final phase of beautification will follow in the coming weeks.


Residents were also elated to express their views on the works. According to Imam Abdul Haseeb Haziz, “the upgrade has contributed to the overall vision for Bamboo Village. The members of the Mosque always exhibited appreciation for works done in the area but little improvements have the major impacts on our lives.”


Also commending the access road rehabilitation was Village Council President, Mr. Azard Ali.  “After (the road) rehabilitation by the Ministry of Works I can safely say, that at age 63, I can really see a vast improvement in the community. There is now a free flow of traffic. The pavement will provide connectivity to neighboring communities and safety to children who attend the Bamboo Grove Government School and other schools. At our monthly meeting with the Village Council, the residents expressed their satisfaction. They were very pleased with the works especially, the added traffic management features like pavements, guard rails and orange lane dividers since it is the only access road in and out of Bamboo # 2.”


Residents of Bamboo Village also had concerns regarding access, north to south, across the Churchill Roosevelt Highway. In response to this, Minister Rambachan has approved the construction of a pedestrian walkover in the vicinity of Cipriani College. Preliminary works are currently being done and walkover is expected to be installed before the end of 2014.


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