NIGHT WORK TO CLOSE SECTIONS OF MAJOR ROADWAYS AS APUA LAYS WATER MAIN PIPES; MOTORISTS ASKED TO OBSERVE SAFETY MEASURES
A number of roads across Antigua will receive much-needed repairs as the Ministry of Works embarks on its second Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project.
CO Williams Construction Limited has been awarded the contract to complete the road works, some of which are already underway on the Sir Sidney Walling Highway –from the roundabout at Sir George Walter Highway to Willikies Village.
Other areas that will be addressed include Old Parham Road, Valley Road North, andthe Anchorage Road, which are considered to be among the major thoroughfares.
The Head of the Project Implementation and Management Unit, Dennis Cudjoe, says work has been progressing at a steady pace.
In order to facilitate a road crossing for the installation of water main pipes by the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, he saysthat work will be carried out at night. This work commences tonight,May 12, from 10p.m. to 5a.m.
Cudjoe says that CO Williams is working along with the APUA Water Business Unit to complete the installation, which began in April.
He notes that work on the water-main crossings will result in periodic closures at different sections of the highway as roadworks progress.
However, Ministry of Works officials say that “every effort is being made to ensure that all stakeholders are informed of traffic-management measures, with notice of closures (expected to be) issued at least 48 hours in advance of the work.”
Cudjoe is appealing to motorists to traverse the work zones with extreme caution, since the safety of those engaged in the rehab programme “is of utmost importance.”
Accordingly, drivers should abide by the temporary traffic lights at night, and take directions from the traffic attendants during the day.