Grand Fond Road to be rehabilitated

The Grand Fond Road is about to get some attention, according to the country’s public works minister.

Rayburn Blackmoore says the Ministry of Finance has approved EC$384,000 for rehabilitation work on the entrance road leading to the village of Grand Fond.

According to the minister the project will involve excavation, stabilization of the cliff there and seventy metres of road work.

A wall extending 150 metres will also form part of the rehabilitation process.

The project is expected to be carried out by local company Offshore and Marine, and is part of ongoing rehabilitation work being undertaken in several parts of the country.

Minister Blackmoore says plans are also being finalized to address road edge failure concerns in other communities including Penville and Grandbay.

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25 Comments

  1. June 13, 2012

    Gf people are 4 sale,next 2year .no playground not on pm list .bi

  2. invisible being
    April 12, 2012

    Give them people a good road as is done in other parts of the island en! The money still looking small for a road project! Give gen grandfond a two lane road with railings, good drainage and please mash down that cliff so as to ensure no more land slides.. Hope the project would start and finish bobin speed! Grand fond folks – as is the case of other folks from Dominica- deserve a good slice of the pizza. May God ensure that this project goes through… Ps> Make sure the excavators are working properly and there is one assigned to the project.. No big truck coming and carry the excavator as if the excavator travelling up and down , chemen grand fond – to whereever and for whatever……

  3. RATTY
    April 11, 2012

    WHEN THERE IS NO MONEY PUBLIC WORKS CORPORATION IS CALLED TO THE RESCUE BUT WHEN THERE IS MONEY ANOTHER RECEIVES THE JOB. GOOD WORK BLACKMOORE.
    PWC WILL ALWAYS BE THERE TO BAIL YOU OUT!!!

  4. van
    April 11, 2012

    What about the road leading to Tete Morne?

  5. angel
    April 11, 2012

    when i c tht road complete i will say wat i hv to say. even if is patch they patch d wholes grandfond ppl will still vote skerrit. pray all u get this road promises after promises

  6. Roz
    April 11, 2012

    what about the dubic cliff that keeps coming down.and all the pot holes in the road.allu keep ignoring that area.

  7. silent observer
    April 10, 2012

    it was high time but still i havent seen it so i still cant say that. the only ting i am certain of is i eh gonna shout labour labour n i cant even travel fr my home in comfort!!

  8. bigsexy
    April 10, 2012

    EBEh! I hope just as the playing field and the Petite Soufriere/ Rosalie link road this project wont be left 1\16th completed. yet still the wicked, blind hypocritical supporters of the Pal REP and PM in GF will still say. Have patience, they will do it. I pray to GOD none of their family members don’t get injured on that dangerous road before it is fixed.
    Every election you all fall flat on your faces when an excavator is sent to the playing field, after you all vote for them it disappears….. Am certain a few council members are boasting this news item right now.
    sacwey mechanstay qui zor ye….

    • Powerful
      April 12, 2012

      You are a fool! You need to stop hating on the Government and try to work with them! What about when UWPweee make their laboo all around Dominica! You are the wicked one! Labor will continue to reign sak sot!

  9. law
    April 10, 2012

    The road to pedi temp to take u where pomp live.there is a lot of abondon fertile land .road use to go there before.now we have all this heavy equipment and money .what labour is waiting for.

    • Country Man
      April 11, 2012

      Did Pomme tell you or ask anyone for road? There are hundreds of arces of fertile land around DA with motorable roads yet our food production (agricultural output) keeps dropping every year. What I have noticed is that these agricultural lands with motorable roads are now being sold to the highest bidder who are mostly foreigners who eventually commercialize the place. For the most part our generation are not appreciative of what we have and what our grand parents worked for. I may be wrong but in my mind opening up pedu temp road will just make more land available for sale to foreigners.

  10. April 10, 2012

    Fantastic thinking to the greatest Government in the EC DLP.

  11. April 10, 2012

    Give credit where it is due. But I am holding my head cause so many times in the past the same thing has happened. Promise road rehabilitation and low and behold it turned out as an election ploy equipment brought to the location and later taken away saying a much more urgent need for the equipment in other areas. So we have heard that tune in the past. Better late than never and while I am at it frankly, in my opinion a complete new road should be build for the Grandfond people cause the present track goes back as far as when our great grand parents had to walk from Delices thru Laudat to Roseau. But some one is going to say the funds are not available and other areas need their fair share of the cake so we go see!

    • Just sayin'
      April 11, 2012

      When I see it, i believe it. Remember Rosalie to Petite Soufriere?

  12. gf
    April 10, 2012

    Yes u can tell wen election close. Only nw GF road is top on the Agenda? Sacway maychanstay ki zor yea

    • NO NAME
      April 10, 2012

      U ARE A DAM U W PEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Deleoncourt
      April 11, 2012

      they should leave your to walk on a goat trail nothing can satisfy you people im not a labourite but bonje hoye give the people a break every time they do something is either for votes or you blame the Chinese or Venezuelans but what allu want again nahh??

    • AM-PM
      April 11, 2012

      Dapway you! Better late than never! Ou ki mayshastay getting stress over labor power!

  13. dominican4life
    April 10, 2012

    good too know

  14. Oh Ho!!
    April 10, 2012

    It was about time. That road is horror. I was just praying that there would be no vehicle going down that precipice.

  15. stoic
    April 10, 2012

    so how many miles is that… i hate maths..and i can’t picture 150 metres in my mind….

    ok look my baby telling me that 1000 metres is a little over half a mile

  16. Honorable Met Yo
    April 10, 2012

    Ha boy Skerro, you announcing soon

    • Correction
      April 10, 2012

      why? you guys are wierd, so nothing should happen unless there is an upcoming General Election?

      The next election is 2014 so hurry up and get your candidates, at least present us with 21 candidates like the DLP and stop complaining about electoral reform, that won’t get you candidates!!!!

    • PROF. WIKILEAKS
      April 10, 2012

      Oh brother

    • patriot
      April 11, 2012

      BOY YOU TALKING TOO LOUD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
      THEM FELLAS WILL HEAR YOU
      YOU WILL GIVE EDDIE A HEART ATTACK AND CAUSE HECTOR PRESSURE TO GO UP

      LET THEM FELLAS ENJOY THEIR CRICKET

      SHOT 19 TO 3

      PREVO DOWN FOR 0

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