Holes still ry­where

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Centrepiece -

side of the road out­side Con­stant ge, with its front left tyre flat as wait­ing for some­one to bring

rav­els the road ev­ery Sun­day Lord’s Hill to St Philip and sed me”. ut­side Lester Vaughan School ane Gar­den de­vel­op­ment in s, near Ready Mix Lim­ited, eft side re­sem­bled a wide grin. t Church, the team spoke to Street, who said she lived there bumpy road has been get­ting the pot­holes were “a nui­sance”. m daily. As you shun one, you ” she said point­ing to one in the hat had mo­torists driv­ing Twenty-five me­tres away was dan­ger.”

In June, Min­is­ter of Trans­port, Works and Main­te­nance, Dr Wil­liam Duguid listed roads in St Philip, Christ Church, St Michael and St Lucy to be com­pleted. He went on to say that his min­istry would be con­tin­u­ing its road im­prove­ment works, and cited the In­ter-amer­i­can De­vel­op­ment Bank road pro­ject and the ABC High­way as two pro­grammes al­ready in mo­tion.

In Oc­to­ber, Duguid and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for St Ge­orge South, Dwight Suther­land, toured St Ge­orge. On Novem­ber 10, he and par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tive for St Lucy, Pe­ter Phillips, toured that parish. On Novem­ber 14, he and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for St Philip West, John King, did a road tour in St Philip.

Duguid said then that par­tic­i­pat­ing in road­work tours helped him to re­alise the ur­gent need for re­pairs.

The min­is­ter said that all the MPS had high­lighted roads which needed to be re­paired, and their re­quests would be pre­sented to Cabi­net af­ter the nec­es­sary en­gi­neer­ing and fi­nan­cial as­sess­ments were done.

“We are push­ing to get these roads fixed as fast as we can . . . . It’s go­ing to take time and we are work­ing at it ev­ery sin­gle day to make sure that we bring im­prove­ments. Some are go­ing to take long, but those that we can do quickly, we are go­ing to do quickly,” he said.

Duguid said not ev­ery area would get a new road, but stressed that af­fected ar­eas would be fixed.

“We are go­ing to have to spend some sig­nif­i­cant dol­lars, there’s no ques­tion about it . . . . The Gov­ern­ment has made a de­ci­sion to spend $100 mil­lion on the roads, but it looks like we could do with $200 mil­lion. But we need money to do not only the ma­jor roads, but the ten­antry roads and the se­condary roads,” Duguid said.

This is one of the many pot­holes at Gib­bons Boggs, Christ Church.

Sher­win “Rocky” May­nard said he has had to res­cue many mo­torists who drove into a pot­hole out­side Na­ture Care Plant Nurs­ery in Christ Church.

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