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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018. 10:56 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of works, signed a contract yesterday, with Tiechroeb and Sons Ltd., in the amount of $20,540,823.19 to carry out the rehabilitation works for Section II of the George Price highway.

The George Price Highway Rehabilitation Project will substantially improve road connectivity within Belize’s main districts through the upgrading of road infrastructure between Belmopan and Santa Elena.

Section I of the project includes the replacement of the Roaring Creek Bridge, while Section II of the project involves rehabilitation of 15.335 km commencing at Roaring Creek to Blackman Eddie, Cayo District.

The scope of the rehabilitation work includes horizontal and vertical realignment of the roadway to meet international safety standards, as well as the upgrading of drainage and construction of runoff channels to improve climate resilience of the road.

 

The project will also address the replacement of major culverts at key locations, clearing of the road reserve, removal of any obstructions, construction of safety barriers, increased road signage and support the maintenance of the works, once the rehabilitation is completed.

The government says that the rehabilitation project will improve mobility along the western route.

The project is being implemented through the Ministry of Works with supervision by IMC Worldwide of the United Kingdom.

Funds for the project were obtained through a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, a grant from the European Union – Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF), and the Government of Belize.

 It is anticipated that works will commence immediately and will bring much-needed relief to motorists and residents that use the road on a daily basis.

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