The MP for North Abaco, Mr. Renardo Curry, inspected the on-going road work on Don Mackay Boulevard on September 2. He inspected the portion of road near the Airport Round-About which has already been resurfaced with two layers of asphalt.
For the time being, the round-about is in the process of being filled. It will be re-surfaced when the fill is properly packed and rolled.
Mr. Curry explained that as per the contract that was recently renegotiated, Simmons Company Ltd will repair the pot-holes on the boulevard and resurface the entire road with two coats of asphalt all the way to the traffic light. He then stated that work could continue all the way to the Crossing by Albury’s Ferry.
The company which is proceeding portion by portion, started at the Airport Round-About and re-surfacing first the right side of the boulevard going north, to allow traffic through and will proceed up to the traffic light before resurfacing the next side.
This done, the resurfacing will continue along Queen Elizabeth Drive up to the Crossing ferry dock and later from the traffic light to the Port and eventually will join with the road leading to the Government Complex Building.
The Member of Parliament explained that once the work is completed, the business community might be contacted to adopt the part of the road situated in front of their store or office to help with landscaping to compliment the road work.
Mr. Curry estimated that the work should be completed before Christmas.
In addition, Mr. Curry said, “I kindly ask the motoring public to exercise patience and attend to re-routes and detours while road works are being carried out. In addition, we are working with Simmons and Ministry of Works to repair the nuisance potholes throughout the Dundas Town and Murphy Town townships. I feel confident the wait time will be worth it as we will finally receive good roads.”