Cemetery Road to be upgraded to four-lane- Edghill


The upgrading of the existing two-lane carriageways at Cemetery Road in Georgetown to four lanes is expected to commence soon. This was revealed by Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill during the official launch of the Enhancement Projects for Cemetery Road and Independence Boulevard in Albouystown, Georgetown, on Monday.

“Cemetery Road, we are now upgrading it, both of the carriageways from Princes Street all the way out to Mandela Avenue. We are ensuring that you can get traffic two lanes going and two coming, so Cemetery Road is turning into a four-lane,” Edghill said to loud applause from those in attendance.

The upgrade works will be executed by Avinash Contracting.

Edghill further related that the government will also be fencing the La Repentir Cemetery. Importantly, he said that in order for the road to be upgraded, no graves will be removed.

“In case somebody is concerned that you going into the burial ground, we are not digging up no grave, we are going to fence the burial ground with a proper fence on both sides,” Edghill said.

However, he called on residents to have the cemetery cleaned up by the Mayor and Council of Georgetown.

With just two lanes along Cemetery Road, traffic is slowed tremendously whenever there is a funeral at the cemetery.

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