Roseau, Dominica: The rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Layou Road from the Hillsborough Bridge eastwards to the York Valley Bridge in the Commonwealth of Dominica is nearing completion.
The government of Dominica shared the update and dropped glimpses of the reconstruction of the Layou Road. Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, also shared glimpses of the reconstruction project. He stated, “The $23 million Layou Valley Road Reconstruction Project is near completion with resurfacing underway this week.”
The twenty-three million, fifteen thousand, seven hundred and seven dollars and twenty-eight cents ($23,015,707.28) entered the road surfacing phase on Carnival Monday (February 20, 2023), with asphalt work to end by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
The project is funded through a financing agreement from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB ) and rehabilitates and constructs approximately 4.0km of roadway; excavation for road realignment away from the river bank; conducting river diversion measures to mitigate the damaging effects of the river; construction of road drainage infrastructures to include box culverts and slipper drains; and road markings and signage.
Parliamentary Representative for St. Joseph Darron Lloyd expressed pleasure with the progress of work thus far. Lloyd is excited about the economic opportunities in agriculture and tourism that will be created once this project is complete. He further highlighted the importance of this project to Dominica’s climate resilience efforts.
The Layou Road, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project are contracted to Emile Gaddarkhan et Fils Ltd.
The government of Dominica cited that this is what now exists on the St. Aroment/ Bath Estate Back Road. Compared to the photos yesterday, this is a dynamic improvement over what existed before. This road was built more than ten years ago, and has been a welcomed access point to avoid traffic within Roseau.
“Two lane road, no one is forced to reverse, with no time limits on access, “said the government.
The government of Dominica is committed to strengthening its goals of resilience. The reconstruction project of the road is one step closer to the resilient goals. Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has been working tirelessly to uplift the climate-resilient infrastructure of the country.