Parliamentary Representative of the St. Joseph constituency, Kelver Darroux, has announced upcoming feeder road works in the Salisbury Heights and Carholm areas.
In a statement made last week, he revealed that works would begin on the Salisbury Heights end of the Cuba Carholm road, through funds from the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) project.
“Significant sections of that road have been compromised, and although some of the funds under the BAM have been allocated for that work, unfortunately, it does not begin on the Cuba Carholm end, it begins on the other end which is the Salisbury Heights end,” Darroux explained.
He expressed his thanks to farmers in Salisbury, who “will be seeing the works undertaken from their end.”
It was also divulged that works will be undertaken on the Mero Cuba end, in the near future.
Darroux stated that he is in discussion with the Ministry of Public Works, and works will commence as soon as estimates are finalized. Subsequently, funds will be transferred to the St. Joseph Village Council, to have sections of that road rehabilitated, he said.
In February, Darroux announced that government had approved $2-million for the construction of a boulevard in the community.
In April, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that residents of St Joseph will benefit from funds amounting to over $400,000 to be made available by the government of Dominica, which will go towards construction of washroom facilities, a footbridge, and fertilizers for a young farmers group.
Meantime, Darroux commended contractor, Gerald Richards, for his work on the newly-completed $114,000 foot bridge in St. Joseph, after the original structure was destroyed by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.