He further noted that the scope of works for the Green Turtle Cay road project also included roads in the residential area known as Bethels Subdivision.
The Family Island Paving program remains ongoing in Central Abaco with a view to soon make their way to Green Turtle Cay as they repair and repave government roads across the island.
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.
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.
While road works progress at the airport access roads and roundabout Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Co. Ltd. has faced several obstacles including weather interruptions and a delay in material shipment from Grand Bahama. A shipment of aggregate, which is required to continue the paving of Don Mackay Blvd to south of SC Bootle Hwy, was expected last week but has been delayed in Freeport and is now expected to arrive later this week. They expect to continue paving of Don Mackay Blvd. next week.
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.