Ten feeder roads to be rehabilitated

Section of the feeder road in Salisbury Heights
Section of the feeder road in Salisbury Heights

National Authorizing Officer for the European Development Fund, Carleen Roberts has revealed that evaluation of a project for the rehabilitation of 10 feeder roads under the European Union (EU) Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) has been completed.

The project is expected to cost $20-million and the government is now awaiting its endorsement by the head of the EU delegation in Barbados for the award of contracts.

“As you would recall we have targeted 10 feeder roads to be rehabilitated using resources from the European Union under that Banana Accompanying Measures,” she explained. “Once we have gotten approval of the award of contracts we will notify the successful contractors accordingly and then you would have to have the contract signature by May 6, 2016. Soon thereafter we would hope to mobilize those contracts as soon as possible so that the actual works can begin on the ground for the rehabilitation of those roads.”

She explained that three lots have been identified for the 10 roads.

“In lot 1, we have the Syndicate Road and the Mero, Cuba, Salisbury feeder road,” she stated.

Lot 2 consists of the Middle Ridge Feeder Road in Calibishie, Bois Bellevue Feeder Road, and the Ti Grand Fond Feeder Road, among others.

“In lot number 3 we have two more roads, the Melville Hall Feeder Road, and the Colihaut Heights Feeder Road,” Roberts said.

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26 Comments

  1. The Hood
    April 25, 2016

    What about the road to the hot water.

  2. Kabwit
    April 23, 2016

    What about the Neiba, Artley road?

  3. Jonathan St Jean
    April 23, 2016

    Mr Skerritt all you had to tell the Salisbury people is that your government was broke,because the tax base in the country is too narrow and there is too much unemployment so you would have to await grant funds from friendly sources.Instead you promised to go meet them,which you never did.Also Minister Blackmore kept mocking them in the Parliament and then sent the bulldogs to teach them a lesson. Since it’s not the first time promises were given on feeder roads to be repaired we will have to wait and see what really goes down and how much longer it’s going to take to get the job done. The operative phrase is “show me and I’ll believe you”

  4. April 23, 2016

    What happened to bells and the wet area roads. That place was the number1 banana and dasheen making place. Now we have just bush because of the roads… Smh oh boy look politic. Looks like we have to fight like colihaut people man to get what we want. Pal rep u suck

  5. Benediction
    April 22, 2016

    What about the Galion to Soufriere and back road – my oh my everyone has forgotten about us.

  6. champs
    April 22, 2016

    ah the road from pichlen to bagatelle id not good and the we need a new geneva bridge is time for the media to put it on tv so the govermant can look about it darroux and justina zout tan

    • Roseau
      April 23, 2016

      All these places you mentioned are strong hold of DLP, so tell me what you all are still voting for a group of men and women who do not care about your well being??

  7. Observer
    April 22, 2016

    Any preliminary roadway plans out there for public viewing? We need to make better and stronger roads. I hope there is a change in how we construct these feeder roads, that we do not have to be performing repair soo often. I understand Dominica terrain and soil is difficult, but I believe we have to do better with these roads. And once they are constructed, they should be properly maintained. Heavy trucks contribute the biggest stress on the roads. We have to design to handle the loaded trucks. Better we have a great 2 miles of roadway, than 10 poorly rehabilitated roadway which we have to repair within a year.

  8. April 22, 2016

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/feeder-roads-get-attention/

    There are more feeder road promises that never got implimented

  9. AAGabriel
    April 22, 2016

    What about the road from Porthmouth to the airport? It is in a very bad way! This is a major road being used by the Ross University on a daily basis. What a shame.

    • kewl
      April 23, 2016

      The Portsmouth to Melville airport is not a feeder road, the government has to address this . The EU is giving money for roads leading to the cultivation of food, farms etc.

      • AAGabriel
        April 25, 2016

        …and your point is? Now we only repair/construct feeder roads paid for by BAM? What has been done with the passport money? That would go a long way to repair ‘non feeder roads’.

  10. SM
    April 22, 2016

    I didn\’t know that Dominica still have roads looking so dilapidated, still? My goodness. So where is all the development Dominicans are praising DLP about? After seeing the state of affairs in Da I must say that Dominicans are misunderstanding what development really is. The houses in Roseau are in a state of disrepute and I just can\’t comprehend what Dominicans are so crazed up about.

    • Lingkokwing University alumni
      April 23, 2016

      State of disrepair, not disrepute?. Excellent point btw!!

  11. Floridian Diaspora
    April 22, 2016

    Labor ka travay!!!

  12. Me
    April 22, 2016

    Johnson Drigo what about CASTLE BRUCE????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • kewl
      April 23, 2016

      I thought the same, what about Bellefille, Maclakin, Richmond, Fonmee etc. Too mu h politicking I guess.

  13. layou Valley …………………………………….Jah……………………….. WERE OUR PAL REL NA MAN …….. THE abattoir in that area na man ………… jah …. :?:

  14. Zandoli
    April 22, 2016

    Only in Dominica would anyone describe that clearing as a “road”.

    For a government that proclaims its support for agriculture, it is amazing they allow these roads to deteriorate to that extent. It is like having a home and the roof has collapsed before it is repaired.

    So much for planning.

  15. Doc. Love
    April 22, 2016

    I hope the Government doesn’t think of closing down DNO. Every story that comes out on DNO, it is very easy to get into DNO’s archives in a matter of minutes and brings out a pass untruth especially in the case of Government of Dominica. I visited DNO’s archives and I found out the following, concerning the promises of road rehabilitation by the Government. June 12th, 2012, Hon Mathew Walter promised us the road would be habilitated. March 11th, 2014, Hon Blackmoore again promised the rehabilitation of roads. In fact, at the time, he mentioned approximately eighteen roads would be rehabilitated. September 28th, 2014, just before the general elections, it was Skeritt’s turn to inform us of the rehabilitation of roads. April 22 nd, 2016, the Ministers have had enough in terms of promises of road rehabilitation, this time they threw in Carleen Roberts of NADEDF, hoping Dominicans will believe the roads of Dominica are really going to be rehabilitated.

    • Concern citizen
      April 22, 2016

      It’s a very good thing for them to make all this promise’s and never come up with nothing, cause they are speaking to DONKEY HOLES so they can put them back every 5 yrs.

  16. AAGabriel
    April 22, 2016

    How many times have we been hearing that before?? Has anything been done yet??? This entire administration is only about talk… but then again Dominicans are quite happy to listen to it.

  17. Tjebe Fort
    April 22, 2016

    Why don’t we just join the EU? So much help we are getting from them. How much are we getting from Caricom or OECS? That is just a long running pappyshow for the big boys and girls to party and play big. We would be far better off with EU.

    • April 22, 2016

      Assuming you’re serious, Dominica doesn’t even qualify to apply since it’s not in Europe. The French islands are only in the EU because politically they’re integrally part of France.

      • April 23, 2016

        Some people are just too thick to understand certain things because they do not educate themselves,,

    • Bushmaninda
      April 23, 2016

      We wanted independence. We thought those icons of the pass were so smart, after all they were grads of the big name schools of Europe and America, They came home and drummed up support for political and economic independence, what they failed to recognize is that true independence is based on wealth and cultural traditions and yes a critical mass. The colonial masters were all to happy to unburden themselves of a population which had long lost its value to their economies. So this is what we are left with. Small island states with little or no natural resources and not even a sizeable population. The talented few find them in the metropolitan countries. Those left on island, well they elect the governments best able to obtain financial aid and loans from the former masters. There is little or no chance of joining the EU. What can be done however is to form a sociopolitical union of Caribbean States. That however seems a long way off.

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