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Road Repair Relieves Resentful Residents


The long awaited road reconstruction and paving is under way in Green Turtle Cay much to the relief of residents who had been complaining of terrible road conditions for several years.

Kino Simmons, General Manager of Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment, said that the scope of works for the Green Turtle Cay road project cover five miles of road and involves road base reconstruction and asphalt paving.

He added that the roads in the residential subdivision are also to be paved.

Mr. Simmons said that they began their work in early September; however, lost almost three months of work due to Hurricane Matthew and inclement weather.

He said they began asphalt paving on December 1 near New Plymouth and so far everything is going smoothly. The paved road is supposed to end at the Bluff House.

Mr. Simmons noted that the project is more challenging due to being on a cay, off from the mainland where their plant is located. He said they have to barge everything over making the project rather complicated.

He said that eight to ten locals were added to their crew to carry out work on Green Turtle Cay, bringing their total crew number to 18-20.

Providing there are no major setbacks, Mr. Simmons said he expects that the roadworks can be completed by March 2017.

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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