$83M Manari bypass road completed
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure are set to officially open the Manari Bypass in Rupununi Region 9 on April 6.
A press release from the Natural Resources Ministry noted that the road alignment project has been successfully completed and is deemed ready for official use.
Prior to the road project, several accidents and fatalities continued to occur at the Manari Bridge. As such, the Government commitment to eliminating the dangerous curve approaching this specific area by re-aligning the road, therefore, removing the dangers and preserving human life.
“The project, costing over $83M was awarded to JR Ranch Inc. which is well known in the region for doing outstanding work. It saw over 20,000 cubic meters of fill material being used to raise the road to a reasonable elevation to mitigate the negative effects of flooding and landslides that are common in the generally flat terrain of the Rupununi Savannahs,” the release stated.
A 200mm layer of suitable lateritic material was placed and compacted on the finished roadway consequently providing a surface for good rideability.
“This is one of several projects financed by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission in support of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s civil works.”