East Coast highway closure causes major traffic delays
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Erskine had also explained that paving of the road had commenced from Better Hope to Montrose and once completed, will greatly ease the congestion along that section.
“I feel once the paving works start you will see a lot of ease in the terms of the build-up of traffic because you can go at higher speeds. Currently, overall, it’s at 40% [completed] but works are only going on the four-lane section which is about 70% completed. We’re working towards substantial completion by the end of the year and I mean that most of the paving works for the four-lane section should be at 90% and just minor works will be left,” he added.
Work on the project began last year August and is expected to be completed by August 2019. The project will see the widening of the carriageway from a twolane road into four lanes between Better Hope and Annandale. After Annandale, there will be an asphaltic concrete surface upgrade up to Belfield.
The US$46,995,941.34 contract for the works is being funded by the Government of Guyana and the Export-Import Bank of China.