Point Fortin Highway works to resume but…

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There is no mention of the Debe to Mon Desir area of the Point Fortin Highway as the Ministry of Works has announced plans to resume construction.

The ministry is inviting tenders for what it termed Contract 1 of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.

The scope of works includes widening of the South Trunk Road from Dumfries Road to Mosquito Creek, Mosquito Creed bridge and Godineau Rvier bridge.

Also, widening of South Trunk Road from Godineau Bridge to St. Mary’s Junction and surcharging works on the south-bound carriageway between Mosquito Creek and Godineau River bridge.

Tenders are to be submitted by September 21.

Construction of the highway extension was stopped following the September 2015 general election amid a major dispute with the main contractor.

The government had previously pleaded inability to finance construction works.

This is the first indication of plans to complete the project.

The Debe-Mon Desir section has been the subject of dispute, with Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh’s Highway Reroute Movement calling for another course in order to protect the ecology of the nearby swampland.

Kublalsingh recently renewed his call.

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