Fortune main road to be reopened soon

Construction on Fortune Box Culvert Crossing Project
Construction on Fortune Box Culvert Crossing Project

Minister for Public Works and Ports Honourable Ian Pinard is reporting that the Fortune Road is to be reopened soon. Minister Pinard’s comments are in light of continuing work on the “Fortune Box Culvert Crossing Project”.

The project includes the demolition and reconstruction of 8m box culvert crossing; construction of 12m retaining wall for slope stabilization; demolition and reconstruction of a 4m culvert crossing and resurfacing of drain with 40m of BRC concrete. There is also the construction of 134m of open reinforced concrete box drain.

Minister Pinard is pleased with the progress of works thus far and states that once the project is complete the area should be able to withstand heavy rains.

“The project is progressing nicely and we are hoping to have that road opened in a few days. In fact the crossing has been done and we are waiting for the concrete to cure properly, and then we will open the Fortune Road to the general public,” Minister Pinard stated.

Heavy rains associated with the trough system of December 24, 2013 resulted in flooding, damage to retaining structures and the blockage of the road near the Fortune Junction.

The Fortune Box Culvert Crossing and Uncovered Box Drain Projects are at a cost of $511,637.07.

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  1. April 22, 2015

    That is good news but it is a shame to see in this day and age that people are working for the gov’t with gears that are not proper for such a job…hard plastic protective caps should be used to protect the head from falling hard objects ;as we can see in the photo there is a man bending over while there is a shaft over his head and other workers which might result to serious or faital head injuries…shorts,t-shirts and ordinary shoes are not good either..the body should be well covered while proper steel toe shoes must be worn …every one will benefit from that ,the gov’t will not have expenses due to injuries to the workers and the workers health and well being is safe..this is not the only gov’t job that i have seen the workers don’t have proper gears to work ,it is gov’t’s duty to protect every employee…this must stop…

    • MY 2cents
      April 22, 2015

      Typical Duminican. The people are working for the government or the contractor that got the job? Everyone is a sudden genius in Dominica. I guess if the government going to buy some bread you would suggest they buy soap and go into the person bakery and make sure the bakers have soap to wash their hands and whatever protective gear they may need.

  2. kimi
    April 22, 2015

    Waste of time.! all that money on a same size road.smh

  3. Anxious
    April 21, 2015

    Finally!!! Thank God!!

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