Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has given a new completion date for Lot 2 of the Melville Hall Airport Road Project.
Blackmoore said the new date has been set for the end of December 2012 and all is being done to meet that deadline.
He has threatened penalties or ‘the issue of termination’ if the project is not completed as promised.
“We are looking towards the end of December to see the completion of this project,” he affirmed at a press conference on Thursday.
The project was scheduled to be completed in June but despite an ultimatum given by Blackmoore in March this did not come to fruition.
Back then Blackmore said he was not satisfied with the progress being made.
Protest by truckers over non-payment of monies owed to them also has had an impact on the work being done.
Earlier this year two new sub contractors were brought on board and according to Blackmoore this was a step in the right direction.
“Having seen what is taking place on the ground, I think it was a good decision,” Blackmoore said on Thursday. “At the end of the day the intention is to see how we can get the entire project completed.”
Lot 2 of the project runs from the Melville Airport to Pond Casse.