Castries Mayor Welcomes Guardrails Project
Castries Mayor Peterson Francis has welcomed an initiative by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour to help improve road safety.
From October 1, 2018, 345 metres of galvanized guardrails were erected along the Bananes Bay area and along the Castries waterfront.
Mayor Francis lauded the efforts of the Ministry of Infrastructure to improve road safety in Castries.
“It's fantastic to see how committed the Ministry of Infrastructure is to ensuring public safety to help make the city's roads safer. For eons motorists clamoured and made such suggestions which had fallen on deaf ears. No one saw it fit to install those guardrails. No one saw the need to provide such a level of safety to pedestrians and drivers. The suggestions made were not at all important to them. I am contented that it was done under this United Workers Party government and I am pleased that I played a big part in helping to deliver on road safety,” stated Francis.
The project was completed within a week following several meetings involving officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority.