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Cayo Bridge Project Pushes on Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

On Thursday February 6th, the Ministry of Works signed on to a contract with CISCO construction limited in the sum of $3,873,059.43 for the third lot of the project to construct a bridge that will span the Macal River to connect San Ignacio and Santa Elena.

The 3rd Lot of the project will be the construction of an elevated by-pass road to connect the North end of Joseph  Andrews Drive to the Western approach of the proposed new bridge over the Macal that will have one end in the Branch Mouth Road. The work to be done in this lot will be the alignment of the road, clearing of vegetation and other obstacles from the road reserve area, the importation and compaction of fill material and the paving of the road with chip and seal. This portion of the project will also see the excavation of a flood relief channel and the construction of reinforced concrete lining of drains along the road.

The entire project is divided into four phases: (Lot 1) the upgrading of Loma Luz Boulevard; (Lot 2) a new bridge crossing of the Macal River; (Lot 3) the construction of a new high-embankment by-pass; and (Lot 4) the rehabilitation of Joseph Andrews Drive to the point it re-connects to the George Price Highway.