Junction at Kitty Sea Wall to become roundabout to improve traffic flow

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A roundabout will be constructed at the Kitty Sea Wall where the sinkholes occurred to create a smoother flow of traffic.

This is according to Coordinator, Works Services Group, Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn who noted that this will enable drivers to travel to their desired designation with ease and reduce the amount of traffic travelling on the East Coast, Carifesta Avenue or Kitty area.

Vaughn explained that the Ministry has already sent out tenders for those works. He said works on the sinkhole is expected to begin within the next two weeks after no objection from Cabinet, the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and the requisite bodies.

Additionally, the Ministry will begin works on the East Coast Demerara expansion project after reviewing consultancies.

“We’ve already written the consultants, they’re on board already but we have a few conditioning precedents that need to be met by the contractor such as providing us with the bonds and necessary instruments before we have a contract commenced,” Vaughn explained.

The Works Services Group Coordinator noted that to date preliminary works including the widening of the road and removal of utilities have been completed by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

The contract for the East Coast Demerara expansion project was awarded to China Railway First Group Limited last year November to complete the project between Better Hope and Belfield on the East Coast of Demerara. Works will begin next month.

P.S- A roundabout is a circular intersection where drivers travel counterclockwise around a center island.

(GINA)

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