Saint Lucia: Bypass road for Piaye Bridge opens for vehicular traffic 

This change in route is necessary to accommodate upcoming bridge reconstruction works, which includes the demolition of the existing Piaye Bridge and the subsequent construction of a two lane, composite bridge

Saint Lucia: Bypass road for Piaye Bridge opens for vehicular traffic 
Saint Lucia: Bypass road for Piaye Bridge opens for vehicular traffic 

Castries, Saint Lucia: OB Sadoo Engineering Services Limited announced the temporary bypass road for the Piaye Bridge in Choiseul opened for the vehicular road on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 12 pm. The Limited informed the public and motorists of the opening of the bypass road. 

This change in route is necessary to accommodate upcoming bridge reconstruction works, which includes the demolition of the existing Piaye Bridge and the subsequent construction of a two lane, composite bridge.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to exercise extreme caution when traversing the site as the change of route may result in occasional traffic delays. Do pay special attention to the signage, speed bumps and other directional instructions that have been installed for your safety.

Any inconvenience caused as a result of these works is deeply regretted.

O.B Sadoo Engineering Services Limited invites the community to a meeting with the aim of discussing;

– Access to the recently installed bypass bridge,

– New traffic changes and

– the upcoming removal of the existing Piaye Bridge. Such a forum would provide the public with the necessary information for a smooth transition into the new road diversion.

Earlier, the Limited stated that the continuation on the construction of the Piaye Bridge in Choiseul, which was rendered impassable in December 2013 as a result of the unusual weather-related storm, more commonly known as the Christmas Eve Trough.

Upon further assessment, it was revealed that there was extensive damage to parts of the island’s road infrastructure, including the low-lying Piaye Bridge. This bridge forms a key part of the main road connection that facilitates the economic and social linkage from the Choiseul district along the southwestern coast between Soufriere to Laborie and the town of Vieux Fort. The project is expected to span the time frame of fourteen months, during which time the public will be periodically informed of key changes throughout the construction phase.