US$47M ECD Road Expansion Project begins Tuesday


The East Coast Public Road Widening and Improvement Project from Better Hope to Belfield is expected to commence on Tuesday. The project will cost close to 47 million US Dollars. This was announced by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure today.

The two-year project will see the widening of the road to four-lanes from Better Hope to Annandale. From Buxton to Belfield will see a two-lane upgrade.  The project will include extension and reconstruction of bridges, and improvement of the drainage system.

According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, the project will also include the installation of traffic signals and signs, road markings, sidewalks, and street lighting. The contract was awarded to China Railway First Group Company Limited. The funding of US$46.9 is being provided by the Government of Guyana and the Export-Import Bank of China.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure stated that upon the project’s completion, road users will benefit from an upgraded roadway that allows for improved capacity and reduced travel time, better drivability, and safety improvements for motorized and non-motorized traffic.

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