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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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