Work on a road linking Rosalie to Petite Soufriere is moving along satisfactorily, according to Castle Bruce MP, Johnson Drigo.
The $20-million road project is expected to transform the livelihood of the coast villages upon completion and Drigo said that he is satisfied with the progress despite ‘weather delays’ and other problems.
“Presently we have been encountering rocks before we even meet the main ‘Wash-Mark’ (a large rock located along the path of the road) and the Venezuelan contractors are equal to the task,” he told DNO.
Drigo revealed that one of the main setbacks to the project is heavy rains. “So weather is one of the biggest delays,” he said.
He said that the community is also “very satisfied with the progress” and noted that paving works are scheduled to begin within the next few weeks.
The Castle Bruce MP stated that locals will be employed soon “in that process of culverting, drainage and concrete pavement where applicable”.
In March, the Venezuelan government approved US $2.5-million for the completion of the project.
Construction covers 4.16 kilometers of road and when complete is expected to be a two-lane road with concrete drains, proper drainage structures and guard rails for protective measures.