Duncan Street upgrade completed ahead of schedule

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In just five months rehabilitation works on Duncan Street between
Vlissengen and Sherriff Street have been completed.

The $61M project executed by S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies
Construction Services commenced on June 1 with all rehabilitation and
works completed and just the installation of two pedestrian crossings
outstanding.

Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI) Region Four
Project Engineer at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Ryan Amjad
said the project’s scope of works includes the placement of asphaltic
concrete, which will see the road lasting some 10 to 20 years.

‘The project included building the existing asphaltic concrete, adding
about five inches crusher run to that and overlaying it with an inch
and half asphaltic concrete. The estimated length between Vlissingen
Road and Sheriff Street is about 1058 meters and is at 6.1 metres
width and between Sheriff Street and the Eastern Highway, the length
is about 733 meters length and 5.49 meters width,” Amjad explained.

Some auxiliary works, which included the cleaning of existing drains,
installation of stop signs and pedestrian crossings and painting of
lane markings were also carried out.

Amjad stated that the works were slated to be completed in November
but the contractor worked expeditiously and finished sooner. The two
outstanding pedestrian crossings will be completed this week.

“Prior to works, the road had potholes and alligator crossings making
it not structurally sound for vehicles to travel on. We are
encouraging motorists and pedestrians to use the road with care. I
know it is very smooth and will encourage persons to speed but please
be careful and not carry too much weight on the road frequently,” the
Project Engineer said.

Within the year the Ministry of Public infrastructure has
rehabilitated several streets in and out of Georgetown with plans for
several others in 2019. Streets including Danrade, Stevedore,
Charlotte and Alexander Streets and Canal Number One and Two are among
those completed.

Meanwhile, Dennis and Lamaha Streets, Sophia Access Road Cummings
Lodge are among those slated for 2019.

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