$6.9M More on road improvements for Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

On Monday, August 21 the Ministry of Works and Transport and Belize Roadway Construction Ltd. signed on to a BZ,968,955.40 contract to conduct extensive works in Santa Elena town.

The contract is for Lot 5 of the Fourth Road Project, which is rehabilitation works within Santa Elena Town in Cayo District. The works will include the drainage improvements of 1,870m on the George Price Highway between Three Flags and Loma Luz Blvd. intersection with the Hawksworth Bridge; 160m along Liberty Street; and 1,940m along George Price Avenue between the Loma Luz Boulevard intersection and Hawksworth Bridge.

Works to be carried out will include the clearing and removal of any remnant structures (including existing driveway entranceways), fencing and the like within the road reserve, earthworks, construction of concrete box drains, sidewalks with roadside curbs and runoff channels, pavement rehabilitation including the application of double surface dressing, and the installation of road furniture and road user safety features such as line markings, signs and lighting.

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works, carried out a pre-qualification and competitive bidding exercise, which concluded with the submission and evaluation of bids in July 2017. With this exercise complete, and with the Caribbean Development Bank and the no objection from the Ministry of Finance, the construction contract was awarded.

It is anticipated that works will commence immediately and will bring much-needed economic stimulus to the San Ignacio/Santa Elena areas, including employment for residents. The supervision responsibility lies with the Ministry of Works.