Upgrade of 67.5 miles of Philip Goldson Highway Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Works has signed a US$2,152,926.00 contract for studies for the upgrading of 67.5 miles on the Phillip Goldson Highway from miles 24.5 to 92. The contract also entails a feasibility study and design plan and will see the upgrading of the bypass road in Corozal as well.

As part of the contract, a consultancy will be carried out within the next 10 months and will be done by Mott McDonald Limited. The consultancy will include a climate vulnerability assessment, traffic analysis, environment and social impact assessments, climate adaptation measures, drainage design, and road safety initiatives.

Hon. Rene Montero, who was at the signing in Belmopan on May 24, 2018, considers the project a very significant one as “it involves a very strategic infrastructure of the country which involves the north. The north is usually involved in the sugar cane production and the north also joins us with our neighbors in the north, Mexico.”

Technical assistance for the project is being funded with a grant from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund through the Department for International Development and administered by the Caribbean Development Bank.