Abide by road rules and exercise caution – Government advises

(L-R) Blackmoore, PM Skerrit and China Ambassador to Dominica Deng Boqing at ground-breaking ceremony

Government urges persons using the Roseau to Portsmouth road to be cautious and abide by the road laws during the next 23 months, while the current road rehabilitation project takes its course.

“I’m calling therefore on the drivers and Dominicans by extension to pay attention to the safety, first of all to themselves and to that of the workers,” Minister for Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore  said at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Roseau to Portsmouth Road Rehabilitation Project Friday.

Persons with parked caravans and trailers on the roadside of the project’s route, who were written to by relevant authorities to remove them, were also reminded to heed this request, to allow for the smooth flow of traffic.

“I’m calling on those of you who have been written to by the ministry, by the Physical Planning, by the police authority with your trailer trucks, your caravans to do the honourable thing and have them removed in quick time. We are a peaceful people, but we are also a country of laws,” Blackmoore stated.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appealed to the public to exercise patience in the upcoming months.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 1, 2010

    where is the 1 billion ec dollars or just 500 million united states dollars for the international airport at wesley so we can get that project going

  2. child
    March 1, 2010

    well said.

  3. OrderII
    March 1, 2010

    Well it’d be to their detriment if they choose not to remove them, because I think the right thing to do would be to bulldoze all the parked vehicles and trailers and throw them in the sea.

  4. Anthony Ismael
    March 1, 2010

    Fear warning was given. Have these vehicles towed at the owner’s expense. I can’t believe that some vehicle owners are so inconsiderate. Please allow this project to continue with minimal disruptions. We need this road for our island nation.

  5. March 1, 2010

    go ray u are my boy well done my friend .

  6. CI
    March 1, 2010

    If Rehabilitation of the roads are such a necessity ……… why would our people stand in the way. Please MOVE your vehicles and KEEP out of the way. Please observe the signs and pay close attention to the workers so that no one gets hurt or killed. Let the rehabilitation process proceed expeditiously so that the island can continue its positive and long awaited forward movements.

    We must remember that inconvenience is a necessary component in achieving the results that we all expect……… better roads, which will benefit the island as a whole, as we proceed to the next level.

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