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The long awaited road paving is now underway as the initial work begins on the airport road and Don MacKay Blvd. during the last week of August. It is being carried out by Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. The initial work will include asphalt paving of the road beginning at the new airport road, continuing on to the airport round-about and then continuing on to about 400 feet south of S.C. Bootle Hwy.

Asphalt paving begins

Asphalt being laid down in Marsh Harbour.
Asphalt being laid down in Marsh Harbour.

The long awaited road paving is now underway as the initial work begins on the airport road and Don MacKay Blvd. during the last week of August. It is being carried out by Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Company Ltd.

The initial work will include asphalt paving of the road beginning at the new airport road, continuing on to the airport round-about and then continuing on to about 400 feet south of S.C. Bootle Hwy.

Simmons Company is advising the public in view of the road works that there will be temporary lane closures and asks drivers to be mindful and obey flaggers who will help direct traffic during these times.

Jeffrey Plant, Project Manager for Bill Simmons Company, said they are laying a regulation surface and will follow with a final surfacing for about two inches of asphalt. The round-about and roads north of S.C. Bootle Hwy. will be completely rebuilt and resurfaced with asphalt.

The road works on the southern portion of Don MacKay, the round-about and airport access roads are expected to continue into the first week of September depending on cooperation from the weather.

There will be schedules posted online on The Abaconian’s Facebook page with further information and details of where road works are taking place.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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  1. Paving companies should pay attention on the basic terms and also safety.

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