Faber’s Road upgraded Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

For years Faber’s Road, which is a main artery into Belize City has been plagued by potholes in the rainy season and dust in the dry season. Those problems will soon be a thing of the past as the Government of Belize, through the Southside Poverty Alleviation Project, will be cementing the entire stretch of road. The first phase will including the cementing from Central American Boulevard to the police station. Thereafter, the project will see the cementing all the way to the George Price Highway.

Final arrangements are currently being made for the signing of the contract which will be somewhere between 4 and 5 million dollars. That contract is expected to be completed within the next couple of days and the work will commence shortly before the end of October.

Along with the cementing of the road, the scope of works will include the upgrading of the drains and construction of sidewalks along with signage and placement of access ways for residents in the area. Work is expected to last somewhere between 10 to 12 months, with it being a labor-intensive program having young men in the are hired to conduct the works.

Another component of the project will be the upgrading of a number of earthened streets in the area. Among those to be addressed will be Arlington Drive which will see the reconstruction of the road as well as the placement of culverts for better drainage.

Belize City Deputy Mayor, Dean Samuels told the Guardian that along with the works mentioned the council will also work on Rhamdas St., Maskall St., Freshman Lane, Aloe Vera Street, and Raleigh Street among others. Works on these streets will include upgrades as well as drainage works.