Users of the Louisa Row road can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Special Projects Unit, in collaboration with the Mayor and City Council’s Engineers’ Department completed rehabilitation works on the road, today.
This will enable easier access to communities including Albouystown, Charlestown, East Ruimveldt, West La Penitence and other neighbouring communities.
Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s contractors conducting road rehabilitation works at Louisa Row, Georgetown
Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s, Works Clerk, Shemroy Skeffers told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that rehabilitation works started last Thursday and encompassed from Princes Street to Sussex Street, using a crusher-run surface. It was capped with asphaltic concrete and shoulder works were done to improve the area’s aesthetics.
The workers encountered some challenges during rehabilitation; nevertheless they were able to complete the necessary work on the road to allow for the smooth flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s, Time Checker, Dave Danny explained to GINA that the workers had to work on Sunday.
“With a very minimal labour force we were able to get a lot of work done. It wasn’t a very smooth terrain, it was really rough and the workers really worked hard to get things done and beautify the site, bringing some renewed energy to the area again,” Danny said.
Meanwhile Raymond Hooper a resident of Princes Street praised the rehabilitation works. Hooper said, “this is a very good compliment to the residents of East, West, North and South, Albouystown, Charlestown, North East, West La Penitence; it is very good venture and good for the road users also.”
Ongoing drainage works at Louisa Row, Georgetown
Jermaine Higgins a pedestrian who uses the road daily also expressed gratitude for the rehabilitation works. Higgins said, “The whole Guyanese population will get a great benefit off of this cause it’s a diversion. Being a diversion and the way it was to the way it is now, we can see a great improvement and I know that we got a lot more work to be done and is a lot more things to benefit…if you de pass here two weeks ago you couldn’t even walk through here cause is some real big holes and now we get something that somebody could pass through with a stroller or whatever.”
The rehabilitation works on the road came in light of a request by the Mayor and City Council’s Engineers’ Department to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.