Students of the Grove Primary School will benefit from a rehabilitated access road when they return to school in two weeks’ time.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Special Projects Unit recently upgraded the previously loam road to an asphalted structure.
Speaking with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Head of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Special Projects Unit, Lawrence Mentis explained that the rehabilitation work on the road came in light of government’s plan to provide schools, hospitals, public offices and courts with proper access roads “to bring them (up) to standard.”
Recently rehabilitated Grove access road
The residents in the East Bank Demerara community will also benefit from the road which serves as an access to the entire community.
Mentis further explained that the road is, “now fully surfaced with asphalt and is expected to last a life expectancy of a minimum of 15 years once the shoulders and drains are maintained and the weight limit is adhered to.”
The rehabilitated road will also reduce dust pollution since the dust from the loam road was affecting residents. Other roads in Grove will also undergo rehabilitation shortly, Mentis said.
The Special Projects Unit recently rehabilitated roads in the nearby Diamond community.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure through the special Projects Unit has been rehabilitating and maintaining roads and bridges across Guyana.
In the 2016 Budget the sum of $1.425B was allocated for miscellaneous roads and $1.164B for urban roads.