A major street rehabilitation and upgrade project has commenced at 2nd New Site in Dangriga. Thanks to the Prime Minister, Hon. Dean O. Barrow, almost $700,000 was allocated to fund the uplift of unpaved streets, neglected for three years by the PUP Town Council, to pre-paving standard. For this purpose, a supply of “all-in” or crushed white marl, totalling in excess of 600 truckloads, has been stockpiled at Canada Hill and is now being trucked into town.
With the dry weather conditions now prevailing, the contractor for the project, DEC and Sons, commenced work on Monday after preliminary grading of some of the streets. All-in material is being trucked to the streets, spread by grader, and compacted to a smooth finish by roller. The pictures provided show this being done.
The first streets to be completed in the 2nd New Site are Teacher’s, Dashine, the portion of Yampi Street south of Gadsby Ramos Street, and the street between the Valley Road and Delille Academy. Work will continue until all the long-neglected streets in the entire New Site Areas are brought up to pre-paving standard. The project then moves on to Sabal and Stephen’s Communities, followed by Unity Zone, Rivas Estate, Lakeland and the rest of Dangriga.
All of this is in addition to the already concreted streets – 1st Street in Benguche Area, Isla Street in Lakeland, Church Street, Thomas Vincent Ramos Avenue (formerly Ramos Road) and Ecumenical Drive, which is almost completed. And this is happening along with the one week per month street repair undertaken by the Ministry of Works.
The street transformation shall continue with the UDP 7.