Author: MNI Media | Date: 09 November 2017
Road network improvements continues on Montserrat by the Ministry of Communications, Works, Energy and Labour (MCWEL).
Presently taking place in the North of the island, around the Barzeys River area, are extensive earth works to remove what was a cumbersome geese-neck corner to more of a gentle turn. The works will also include bridge construction and widening of the drainage networks. There will additionally be construction of a retainer wall to mitigate against landslides.
The project forms part of a $1.4 million project being undertaken by Hon Paul J. Lewis' Ministry, under the Department for International Development's (DFID) infrastructure priority project. This infrastructure programme is now in the final year of its three year duration.
From the works now taking place in Barzeys, there are private sector individuals being put to work alongside members of the MCWEL team.
During this three year period, quite a number of roads on the island have been improved significantly towards enhancing the island's transportation networks for residents and visitors alike.