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Airport link road contract signed for $34 million

 Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018. 4:00 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize today signed a contract with CISCO Construction Ltd. in the sum of BZ$34,274,306.17 for the construction of the Airport Link Road.

Funds for the Project were secured through a loan from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

The proposed upgrades for the Airport Link Road include the construction of one high-level bridge, which will intersect at the George Price Highway and cross the Belize River to intersect the airport access road near Gentrac Belize Ltd.; and the construction of earthen embankments, crushed gravel pavements, and two lanes (3.65 m) with shoulders (1.2 m) conforming to a 100kph design criteria.

The bridge structure, which is designed to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards, has a total span of 81.7 meters (3 spans at 26.7 m); a trafficable width of 12.05 meters; and is of a reinforced-concrete build. Additional civil works include the construction of two roundabouts and 3-leg roundabouts at the intersection with the airport access road and at the intersection with the George Price Highway.

The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Works – Project Execution Unit while NARCO Consultants of Kuwait will provide technical and administrative supervision.

Works are expected to begin immediately.

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