Minister of Public Infrastructure says there are many benefits to come from the soon to be completed road rehabilitation project

(ZIZ News) – Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. Ian Liburd said there are many benefits that will stem from the soon to be completed Island Main Road rehabilitation project.

Minister Liburd was at the time delivering remarks at a special contract signing ceremony in Cunningham where 7 contractors marked the opening of Phase 2 of the project earlier this week.

He said he is really pleased with the selection of the local contractors and sub-contractors who will benefit financially from this task.

He also listed a few important features including guard rails and road markings that will come as a result of the resurfacing project.

The Public Infrastructure Minister then used the opportunity to thank cabinet for trusting and supporting his projects. He also thanked those persons responsible for helping to push the Road Rehabilitation Project at a suitable pace.

Minister Liburd also stated that work is expected to begin by the end of March and wrap up by the second quarter of 2019 which he says is praiseworthy considering that St. Kitts has more than 108 miles of road stretched across the island with approximately 41 miles being main roads, approximately 33 miles making up the main road and 8 miles of road on the South Eastern Peninsular.

Phase 2 covers the areas between Cayon and Challengers travelling eastwards.

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis allocated $69 million for the entire island main road rehabilitation project.

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