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 …
The roads are nowhere near completion and in some instances, the finished road near New Plymouth is already starting to deteriorate with many pot holes being evident, due to the shoddy workmanship.
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.
Heavy equipment arrived in Green Turtle Cay late in September as long promised roadworks have started with paving expected to smooth out the commute from the Bluff House to New Plymouth.
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.
We have been on Green Turtle Cay for two months and enjoyed it very much. The people here are so wonderful. The bad part of our visit was traveling the road from Bluff House in White Sound to the town of New Plymouth.
We feel obliged to respond to the column “North End Road Paving” that appeared in the 1 March 2016 ‘Abaconian’ because it completely misrepresents the facts concerning the proposed improvements to the North End road in Hope Town.
Road works continue across Abaco with plans to address road repairs and paving on the some of the cays in the near future according to North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry.
According to Ministry of Works Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs, Green Turtle Cay’s promised road repairs and paving are on “our schedule for work for the [family islands]” with the expectation that they will begin work before July.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, Philip Davis, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson, led a town meeting at Greater Bethel Native Baptist Church on January 25 outlining the government’s plans for comprehensive infrastructure upgrades on Moore’s Island.