Abaco's Roads? Or the Lunar Surface?
Ongoing road works will commence this week as Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. have received approvals to continue with the drilling of drainage wells and re-paving works.
Reg Patterson, weary of the potholes in Marsh Harbour’s roads, has decided to use whatever free time he has to fill some and hopefully bring a little relief to drivers.
One day after a story ran in The Tribune concerning the deplorable condition of the roads in Central Abaco, workmen were seen patching potholes in the areas of most concern on Queen Elizabeth Drive and Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Ltd., to whom the road paving contract in Central Abaco was given, redirected their work crew to give attention to areas that contained many potholes, filling them with asphalt and then steam-rolling to pack the patches.
Sadly, The Abaconian's Editor wasn't able to go out crawfishing on the start of the season. Luckily, there were a few flooded potholes around town he could go looking for whips in.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis, met with engineers in Abaco and indicated that assessments are ongoing and road work will be “underway in short order.” Mr. Davis said that there are plans underway to pave the roads in Abaco with asphalt and engineers are looking at the logistics in early July and are ensuring that they procure asphalt locally at a reasonable price.
During a contract signing at the Government Complex on May 27, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works, Philip Brave Davis took time to address the numerous complaints concerning road works in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Davis said that “complaints have reached me but our engineers are satisfied with the quality of work.”