Cas­tries Mayor Wel­comes Guardrails Project

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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