Some local roads have been improved over the last couple of years in certain areas of Abaco. But while driving northbound towards Treasure Cay or southbound from the airport roundabout to Casuarina it is impossible not to notice the many potholes and ripples on certain portions of the highways that …
While recent roadworks have been completed within the historic part of Hope Town, patching a rough area that was seen to be hazardous, there is concern about other roads which have been long neglected by Central Government. Hope Town District Council member and resident, Don Cash said the joint effort …
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.
As a part of the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee’s commitment to restoring and beautifying the Crossing Beach area in Marsh Harbour, Bill Simmons Construction and Heavy Equipment Company striped the parking areas on Sunday, March 8.
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.
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.
Paving work was suspended Thursday, September 5 through September 9 along Don MacKay Blvd. According to Simmons Construction the suspension of work was due to several factors; notably the arrival of a BTC work crew which intended to bury a conduit under a section of freshly laid asphalt.
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.
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.”