Government signs contract for rehabilitation of failed section of road in Dublanc
Road works will soon commence in Dublanc as the Government on Friday signed a contract with George Excavating & Trucking Services for the rehabilitation of the failed section of road in Dublanc.
According to a release, George Excavating & Trucking Services has been contracted to construct a retaining wall, pavement and drains in Dublanc along a section of the E. O. Leblanc Highway that collapsed following TS Erika in August and was further damaged after heavy rainfall on March 12, 2016.
Public Works Minister Miriam Blanchard says the Government took a decision that urgent rehabilitation works were necessary since the E. O. Leblanc Highway serves as the primary route for vehicular traffic between Roseau and the Portsmouth as well as a number of communities in between.
She stated "In spite of the fact that this area was earmarked for rehabilitated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the rapid deterioration necessitated the advancement of works. The Technical Services Division of the Ministry of Public Works and Ports prepared designs and estimates to rehabilitate this area of road. On March 22, 2016, three contractors were short-listed and invited to tender on the project. Upon completion of the Tender Process, George Excavating & Trucking Services was awarded the contract to carry out the proposed works. The contract is valued at EC$1,114,248.80 and is scheduled to be completed in twelve weeks.”
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