Guyana commissions Mandela Avenue to Eccles four-land highway to reduce traffic congestion

President Ali asserted that the new highway was conceptualised and designed when President was the Minister of Housing and Water almost a decade ago. It was built over the last 12 months, and is just a small part of the large infrastructural development that will occur across the entire country.

Guyana commissions Mandela Avenue to Eccles four-land highway to reduce traffic congestion
Guyana commissions Mandela Avenue to Eccles four-land highway to reduce traffic congestion

Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali has commissioned the Mandela Avenue to Eccles four-land highway to improve the situation on the roads and to control the heavy traffic on the roads. The step was taken place on Friday, April 15, 2022. 

The prime cause of the commission of the four-lane highway is to reduce the traffic congestion on the Esat Bank of Demerara. 

President Ali asserted that the new highway was conceptualised and designed when President was the Minister of Housing and Water almost a decade ago. It was built over the last 12 months, and is just a small part of the large infrastructural development that will occur across the entire country.

During his address at the commissioning ceremony, he underscored the need for personal responsibility when using the roadway.

To ensure this, the President said, a new state-of-the-art system to monitor the speed of road users will be “turned on” in the coming weeks.

The new system will not only record speeding vehicles, but it will also take photographs of the driver, and front-seat passenger. That information will be forwarded to the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Revenue Authority.

The 2.4km highway was designed in accordance with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official guide and is illuminated with 214 solar-powered lamps. 

Last evening, President Dr Irfaan Ali commissioned the $2.6 billion Mandela Avenue to Eccles four-lane highway another undertaking accomplished by his administration.