By: Chaïra Flanders
Reconstructive work continues as part of the Island Main Road Rehabilitation project in Bourryeau Estate.
In an update about the ongoing project, Chief Engineer at the Public Works Department, Mr. George Gilbert explained that the work in that area has been designed to solve drainage and flooding issues that occur during heavy rainfall.
Gilbert who is also Project manager for the Island Main Road Rehabilitation Project said that one of the most important components of the project is the installment of pipes 3 feet in size.
He said that the pipes are already on island and installation will begin as of Monday.
Gilbert then shared some of the new changes that road users and pedestrians can expect to see when the 6 week project is completed, including walkways for persons with disabilities, signage, a water source in the centre of the roundabout, a new bus stop, sidewalks and many other components.
The Engineer also used the opportunity to explain that additional work is yet to be done with a demonstration in the centre of the road, to showcase where the large roundabout will end.
Mr. Gilbert said as work continues, drivers are also being asked to drive with due care and attention in the area. He also encouraged the road users as well as pedestrians to pay attention to the road signs like the ones seen at the entrance to Molineux.
Phase two of Island Main Road Rehabilitation project commenced in Keys and will continue through Challengers via Saddlers and from the Airport round-about to the Camps round-about via Wellington Road through Cayon Street.