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Pre-inauguration repairs on George Price Highway

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 11:23 am CST.

BBN Staff: Last year, the Ministry of Works signed a contract for the rehabilitation of lot 5 of the fourth road project for rehabilitation of a portion of the George Price Highway in Santa Elena Town.

The almost $7 million rehabilitation project included the rehabilitation and drainage improvements of 1,870 meters on the George Price highway between Three Flags and Loma Luz Blvd. intersection – Hawksworth Bridge; 160m along Liberty Street; and 1,940m along George Price Avenue between Loma Luz Blvd. intersection and Hawksworth Bridge.

The contract was awarded to Belize Roadway Construction Ltd. in the amount of BZ $6,968,955.40 to carry out the drainage and pavement rehabilitation works in Santa Elena.

The rehabilitation of the road is being done in portions. The portion from La Loma Luz Boulevard to New Flags store has been open to vehicular traffic upon completion.

The contractor is now working on the portion  between Social Security and the Hawkesworth bridge.

However, residents have noted that the newly paved portion between New Flags store and Social Security is undergoing ‘maintenance’ or  patch-work.

Workers are currently trying to fill in the areas where the road is being broken in.

This is not an unusual case since some newly built cement streets in Santa Elena town are already cracking up.

The road will be inaugurated upon completion.


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