Finally relief for San Estevan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Denny Grijalva in flood watersThe road from Orange Walk to Progresso has been getting progressively worse over the past few days. Despite numerous requests to the contractor to get work done on the road, it has been slow in coming. It was not until UDP Caretaker for Orange Walk Central, Denny Grijalva got personally involved that the terrible conditions of the road are beginning to be addressed.

Grijalva told us that the road was in such a terrible state that traffic was limited to buses and large trucks as water had crossed over on some sections of the road. On Wednesday September 18th however, things came to a head as buses could no longer pass and trucks used to haul papayas from the area began to bog in the road one after another. At the persistence of Grijalva, the Ministry of Works heavy equipment was called in to assist in hauling out the bogged trucks from out of the road. Then it was the contractor who was finally urged to action and culverts began to be installed along with hard core material to make the road trafficable again.

It is this type of a go-getter attitude that Grijalva has always demonstrated which will have him secure a victory for the UDP in the next elections against the do-nothing Johnny Briceno.
The road from Orange Walk to San Estevan is funded by the European Union and has been plagued with problem after problem after the contractor has simply not been able to meet deadlines of work. It should have been completed from May of this year but it has not. Up to date only 20 percent of the road work has been done. Through the E.U. selection process, two companies known to support the PUP were selected to do the work and have not been able to complete the work.