SWM replaces old water pipes underneath intersection
The crossing of the Washingtonstraat and the Kwattaweg was closed yesterday and will remain closed to traffic for about 2 weeks. The Surinamese Water Company (SWM) is busy replacing its old water network at this intersection. Traffic is reportedly being diverted.
Edmond Blufpand, Chief of Public Relations, told Times of Suriname that old pipes are located underneath the roads at this intersection. The SWM had reportedly detected many leaks and therefore has to replace the old water pipes that are made of asbestos with pvc pipes. The SWM pointed out that people in that area will experience a low water pressure. Drivers are being advised to steer clear from the Washingstonstraat and the Kernkampweg when trying to reach the Kwattaweg. Drivers who come from the north are being advised to opt for the Munder- or the Boerbuitenweg in order to reach the Kwattaweg. Drivers who come from the west are being advised to opt for the Tweede Rijweg or the Kuldipsinghstraat while traffic from the city’s center can opt for the Dr Sophie Redmondstraat or the Flustraat when heading towards the south or the west and opt for the Munderweg when heading towards the northern part of the Paramaribo.
Blufpand explained that a main road has been closed off in consultation with the police and the Traffic Department at the Ministry of Public Works. The SWM previously replaced the old pipes located at the crossing of the Mahonylaan and the Wilhelminastraat.