The US$46 million Road Improvement Project on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) has been commissioned, four years after it was launched.
The road improvement project, funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Guyana Government, was officially launched on March 20, 2014, and was scheduled to be executed over a period of five years.
The upgrades to the 30.7km stretch of road now benefit approximately 100,000 persons from the Vreed-en-Hoop to Hydronie, inclusive of students from over 30 schools.
The improvements include upgraded bridges and culverts, new ‘shared-use’ lanes for cyclists and pedestrians at key junctions, the installation of high visibility traffic signs and road markers, the installation of pedestrian footpath bridges, the construction of concrete drains at critical locations and the construction of parking lanes along identified sections of the road.
A commissioning ceremony was held at the De Willem Tarmac, WCD on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 and in attendance were several government ministers.
The project was manager by joint venture between Surrey Paving and Aggregate (SPA) Co. Ltd. and BK International with SPA being the Lead Contractor for the project.
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