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After about one month of inactivity due to a lack of material, Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. resumed road paving on December 4 with a view to complete to the island’s signature stoplight before the holidays.

Road paving resumes in December

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After about one month of inactivity due to a lack of material, Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. resumed road paving on December 4 with a view to complete to the island’s signature stoplight before the holidays.

General Manager of Simmons Construction, Kino Simmons said the major delay in paving occurred as they waited on a shipment of aggregate from Freeport which was delayed due a spot of bad weather in November. “Once this arrives we should be able to complete the entire of Don McKay before the holidays,” he said.

However, due to waiting on Cabinet approvals and paperwork there will be a delay to paving a section of Don MacKay Blvd. from the area near Abaco Motor Mall to the area next to Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).

According to Mr. Simmons they are sub-contracting a company to drill drainage wells on the western side of the road in three spots in that stretch of Don MacKay Blvd. He said the proposal for the wells and the continued paving of Queen Elizabeth Dr. through to the Crossing recently was approved in Cabinet and the paperwork needed to proceed is likely to reach Simmons Construction in early January.

There will be no paving until the drainage wells, expected to be about 150 feet deep, are completed.

Mr. Simmons noted also that the new paving does not go all the way to the present verges. He explained that they were contracted to pave a twenty-four foot road and in some places along Don MacKay Blvd. the road is noticeably wider.

 

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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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