St. Maarten Country-wide road patch-works to start soon

POSTED: 01/23/12 6:14 PM

St. Maarten – Country-wide road patch-works are tentatively scheduled to start before month-end. The work, which will cost 1.28 million guilders will be carried out by MNO Vervat.

The contractor already started the work on Thursday by grading the road near the Tropicana Casino and Blue Point in Cole Bay. Work there will continue over the weekend and includes the installation of drainage cross over at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday so that excess water from the building where Blue Point and several other businesses are located will be channelled to the existing storm-water drain through a drainage system under the road. This work should cause limited traffic disruption and the owner of the building is footing the bill for the repairs. Weather conditions may influence the road works.  Motorists are asked to show caution in work zones.

“The nation’s road network system last year and so far for the New Year has been hit with heavy and persistent rainfall and this has created a number of pot holes throughout the country. Every effort is being made by the staff in my ministry to draft plans to repair our rain-hit roads within the shortest time possible. I ask our community and in particular motorists to bear with us as these works are carried out in the coming weeks, and which will be carried out with as little inconvenience as possible. I also would like to apologise to those who do experience some inconvenience,” Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Public Housing, Physical Development, Environment and Infrastructure Theo Heyliger said on Friday.

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