New Bridge At Wash Ghaut
Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 14, 2019 (ZIZ News): As the second phase of the island main road rehabilitation project nears completion, the government on Saturday opened the recently completed portion of road at Wash Ghaut, Cayon which represents a major piece of the road network.
Work on that portion of road was geared at permanently addressing a longstanding problem of disruption in traffic due to heavy water flow across the island main road often making it impassable
To fix the issue, local contractor, I&B Construction Ltd, built culverts or tunnels at the ghaut to convey water from one side of the road to the other to help alleviate issues of flooding and reduce erosion.
During a ceremony to signal the official opening of that piece of road, Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris commended his cabinet colleagues the Honourable Ian Liburd, Minister and the Honourable Eugene Hamilton.
In highlighting the significance of this development, Prime Minister Harris recalled his own experience of crossing Wash Ghaut during times of heavy rainfall, and questioned why no previous administration sought to find a long term solution.
Meanwhile, Minister Liburd stated that the island main road rehabilitation project sought to improve traffic management and safety throughout the country.
Prime Minister Harris also cautioned motorists to drive safely along the newly constructed roads, not only at Wash Ghaut but across other areas in St. Kitts.
Phase two of the island main road rehabilitation project encompasses road work between the areas of Keys to Saddlers village.