READY for the Concrete Road!!! Fabers to Belcan to be Fully Concreted in Time for Carnival Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

Belize City residents have only good things to say about the Central American Boulevard project; however, we are in the second half of August and there is one grave concern. Will it be ready for the 2014 Carnival Road March?

Work started on the C.A. Boulevard in February of this year. It was estimated to take up to 12 months for completion. Seven months have passed since stones began to break; therefore, that would mean the project should be just past the half way point and the Carnival Road March is in jeopardy. Not so, according to CISCO’s Francis Woods.

The Guardian reached out to Woods for an update on the project on Wednesday, August 20. He says, “The project is scheduled for completion in February of 2015 but we are two months ahead of schedule- even with many delays and additional works we have had.” He says Fabers Road to the Belcan Bridge would be 98 percent complete by the day of Carnival. There should be no detour to the traditional route of the road march this year.

The concreting of the Central American Boulevard from Belcan Bridge to its intersection with Caesar Ridge Road is being financed by the Government of Belize through an agreement with OPEC. Government is spending over $4.7 million on the project and since construction started more than 225 young men and women have gained employment.