Charles Avenue project to be completed this weekend


Dr. McIntyre visited the project on Thursday

A $3.8-million project at Charles Avenue in Goodwill will be motorable this weekend, Public Works Minister, Dr. Colin McIntyre has said.

The minister toured the project on Thursday.

“By Sunday, I was told that this road will be motorable and we can really use this road properly,” he stated.

The Charles Avenue Rehabilitation Project was awarded to Offshore Civil and Marine Incorporated to rehabilitate 510 meters of road.

It was financed by the High Way Maintenance Levy, which came into effect in September 2015 and Dr. McIntyre said Dominicans should take ownership of it.

“People must feel a sense of ownership in this project because their money actually contributed to this project, so we are looking at ownership,” he stated.

Dr. McIntyre said that repair works are ongoing on the Morne Prosper Road.

“We have completed the first half of the Morne Prosper Road which is from the Morne Prosper Bus Stop to L’escalier, technically through Savanne,” he explained. “But during Hurricane Maria we had a major, major event here in terms of lot of trees fell, the road was blocked and then we had the fear of the foundation breaking completely because there is basically sheer cliff and is the only access to Morne Prosper.

He said the area is going to be shelved and the road widened to have a two-lane road to the community.

“And I think that we are going to start that very soon…” he stated.

Other ongoing projects include the Botanic Gardens Road Project and the dredging of the Copthall River.

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  1. Pondering
    June 17, 2018

    Ten thousand dollars a month? Well, Mr. Is a millionaire by now or soon will be?
    Let m calculate it. Since whe7n he getging paid $1000?

      June 19, 2018

      where is the value in your comment? what is the purpose?

  2. Roger Burnett
    June 16, 2018

    I hope that something will be done to remedy the dangerous junction where this road meets the main coast road. There is sufficient flat land to create a large roundabout. It would be the one roundabout in Dominica that actually serves a logical purpose.

    Of course, drivers would have to understand that on a roundabout you give way to traffic approaching from your right.

    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
      June 18, 2018

      No. A four-way traffic light.

  3. shrewd
    June 15, 2018

    Can the minister explain why this road which is less that half a mile cost $3.8 million Dollars when the cost of a mile of road cost $2. million Dollars.

      June 19, 2018

      maybe it’s you who doesn’t understand what is being said because you have a negative mind that adds no value. If there are fallen trees, foundational damage after a hurricane, its now not just upgrading but rebuilding from scratch… there are cost associated with the additional damage and resources that have to be invested to make up for lost time… why would a person even need to explain finances when they are telling what what things cost and you have no clue of what work is and what it costs to get it done!

  4. Looking
    June 15, 2018

    I have seen in other major road projects conducted and completed in other islands and not a single minister is in sight.

    • Neville
      June 16, 2018

      In DA if they do a couple of yards of new road that is quite something and regarded as a major achievement by this government. So at least one of the failures has to be present to boast about it. What a sad state of affairs! OMG

    • 4eva tru
      June 16, 2018

      Who cares men. Gough

    • 4eva tru
      June 16, 2018

      Who cares men .

  5. TURBO
    June 15, 2018

    Turbo me a seh! Twop politics in DA.

    But I want to know why that road take so longg to finish. why can’t people work with haste paste in Dominica.

    AND …will the food stalls be placed on the side again?

    • 4eva tru
      June 16, 2018

      Why dont you go and see if they can be place there and come back to DNO and let us know

  6. Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
    June 15, 2018

    So it took hurricane Maria to make Colin realize that Morne Prosper needs a two-lane road and some of the sheer cliffs need to be shelved. I thought that observation was elementary. Apparently not.

  7. free
    June 15, 2018

    This is the job of the Ministry. Fix the roads. It’s not a new project. All roads inlandwide should be fixed. Fund back Public Works.

  8. LifeandDeath
    June 15, 2018

    “By Sunday, I was told that this road will be motorable and we can really use this road properly,”.

    Is he saying that normally people don’t use said road “properly” or because it was a mess people were using the road in an improper manner? Our Ministers should expand their vocab and use words that mean exactly what they are trying to convey. smh

    • garbanzo
      June 15, 2018

      I think he meant the road will be used in a fully functional matter instead of just allowing for a pedestrian crossing.

      • Neville
        June 16, 2018

        Well he should say so then!! I feel that all these minister appear to have a problem with the Queen’s English. One can only wonder where some of these guys got their degrees from. Well in one case we actually know…

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    • Not A Herd Follower
      June 16, 2018

      I concur with you. Colin McIntyre is one of the worse speakers in government despite being a veterinarian.

    June 15, 2018

    Please take note, financed by the “High Way Maintenance Levy.” 3.8 million. Very interesting.
    For those concern about the road Levy government collecting and asking questions. Now,
    Bus drivers ask for raise because of high gas price them HATERS put a spine on it and say is because of bad roads the bus drivers drive on. What the government doing with the $150(dollars)extra drivers have to pay.
    Well that is part of what the monies are use for. What is your next complain?

    • LifeandDeath
      June 15, 2018

      I swear, you must be the most gullible Red Cool Aide drinker!!.. You are quoting the exact reason why they will say that it was financed by said Levy. ..But your mind will not wonder, not even for a second, that since 2015 nothing had been said about that Levy until people start demanding that it be put to use due to appalling conditions of the Roads…Hope you don’t hurt yourself trying to understand this.

        June 15, 2018

        LifeandDeath, I have no problem with you as the most gullible BLUE COOL AIDE DRINKER. Why do you have a problem with what I drink? That’s what people don’t understand with you BLUE HATERS. If is not YOUR WAY then there is no other way. Be real and stop looking at your toes. Look beyond and educate yourself and stop being an A***hole.

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      • ?????????
        June 15, 2018

        KID…… BLOCK drinking red Cool Aide! Life ….Death drinking Blue Cool Aide! Democracy! At its best do not dis respect those who do not support your party. Kid is right …. The blue people always think it is only their way that matters.

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    • Anthony P. Ismael Minister of Free Pampers
      June 15, 2018

      Maybe you can provide us with an explanation why the bridge near Castaways has not been rebuilt, while Mr. Shillingford is still collecting EC$10,000.00 per month for use of his private land. I await your answer without any insults or name calling. Thank you.

      • Neville
        June 16, 2018

        Yet another example that this regime has no idea how to run the country and manage its finances effectively.

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