By Benjamin Flowers: The road conditions around Barranco Village, Toledo District, are in considerable need of repairs according to the Barranco Village Council.
The Council explained that the San Felipe road, which was additionally damaged by the recent rains, have reportedly reached a point where those traveling them run the risk of getting stuck in the mud at any time.
Breaking Belize News spoke with Beatrice Mariano, Chairperson Barranco Village Council, today, who said that the school bus ended up stuck this morning, putting many students at risk for being late for their first day. She noted that the Council is pleading with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing to render some assistance.
“For the past few months the road condition upon entering San Felipe has been deplorable,” Mariano said. “And this portion of road is not the only section in this state. I’m aware that the MIDH just put out a press release to upgrade 11 roads in the south. I’m hoping that this area will be addressed.
Mariano noted that the quarry the ministry will access to get material is in Santa Ana, which makes it logistically easier to fix the San Felipe road than to bypass the road for material purposes without fixing it.