According to Public Works Minister, Senator Mirium Blanchard, the Government has planned an open house styled event where the general public is invited to attend and witness the opening of the new West bridge. She said "There will be a few speeches followed by a ribbon cutting, and then a symbolic first drive onto the bridge."
The construction of this new bridge has received mixed reactions by members of the public. While some have praised the project, others feel that the monies could have been used in areas of greater need &priority.
This $18M project is also the source of an ongoing court matter between the Joint Consultative Committee of the Construction Sector (JCCCS) and the Government.
The JCCCS had raised concerns over the manner in which the West bridge project was given to a Barbados-based company for construction.
They accused the Government of not tendering the project in line with Dominica’s Public Procurement & Contract Administration Act.