EARLY CLOSURE OF THE DIVISION OF TRANSPORT (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH)
Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Transport, Physical Development and Urban Renewal Minister Responsible: Senior Minister Hon. Calvin Lee
Permanent Secretary: Mr. Ivor Daniel
Deputy Permanent Secretary: Mr.
EARLY CLOSURE OF THE DIVISION OF TRANSPORT (WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH)
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA
DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, PORT AND TRANSPORT
Commencement of Works on West Coast Road Rehabilitation and Anse La Raye Bridge Reconstruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport Progress Update on Millennium Highway and West Coast Road Reconstruction Project
Castries, Saint Lucia-January 17th, 2023- – The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport is pleased to update the public on the ongoing progress of the Millennium Highway and West Coast Road Reconstruction Project (MHWCRP), a transformative initiative aimed at enhancing the infrastructure and connectivity between the Capital and the West to Southwestern part of the island.
1.WEST COAST ROAD
Trinidad-based firm NAMALCO Inc. has been awarded the contract for the West Coast Road reconstruction project. Currently, the focus is on retaining wall construction and roadway maintenance spanning from the Anse La Raye Bridge to Canaries.
2. ANSE LA RAYE BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION
O.B. Sadoo Engineering Services has been entrusted with the crucial task of reconstructing the Anse La Raye Bridge. Demolition works have commenced in the bridge's vicinity, with steel fabrications for a temporary bypass bridge being assembled on-site.
3. THE MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY TO CUL DE SAC ROUNDABOUT
C.O. Williams Construction Ltd. is advancing the Millennium Highway component of the project. The current emphasis is on the construction of the Cul de Sac Roundabout, sidewalks, and structural works. Paving works are slated to commence following the completion of these key elements. Single lane closures may also be experienced while works also continue along sections of the Millennium Highway.
The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport emphasizes the importance of safety for both motorists and pedestrians in the vicinity of the project sites. Extreme caution is advised, and all are urged to adhere to the associated signs, signals, and cautionary devices in place.
The MHWCRP is a vital investment in Saint Lucia's infrastructure, and the Department expresses gratitude for the public's cooperation and understanding during these crucial developments.
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Following repair works on the Mongiraud-La Feuillet roadway, the DIPT's Road Maintenance Team (North) is currently executing much needed road repairs and drainage works on the Beausejour Main Road.
G O V E R N M E N T O F S A I N T L U C I A
DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, PORTS AND TRANSPORT
PRESS RELEASE: DIPT to intensify Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Efforts
Castries, Saint Lucia- December 19th, 2023- The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport recognizes and understands the prevailing challenges related to the deteriorating conditions of our nation's road infrastructure, and empathizes with road users and the public at large. The DIPT has been actively addressing these issues; notwithstanding the persistent abnormal weather conditions and is fully committed to restoring and rehabilitating the road network to ensure the safety and convenience of citizens.
However, the Ministry’s attempts continue to be hampered by challenges posed by persistent heavy rains and we acknowledge the need for urgent action to rectify the current road conditions.
The adverse weather has significantly impeded our scheduled works, leading to delays in the ex*****on of planned maintenance and rehabilitation activities.
Chief Engineer Mrs. Renata Philogene-McKie has expressed the Ministry's commitment to overcoming these challenges, stating, "We understand the frustrations of our citizens regarding the state of our roads, especially in the face of challenging weather conditions. Rest assured, we are working tirelessly to address these issues and implement effective and sustainable solutions."
Prime Minister Philip J Pierre has designated 2024 as the Year for Infrastructure. Therefore, the DIPT is gearing up for an ambitious series of road programs that will be a cornerstone of the government's commitment to enhancing the nation's infrastructure.
*Emergency Road Repairs: The Ministry is mobilizing resources for emergency road repairs to address immediate safety concerns and ensure the well-being of commuters.
*Year for Infrastructure: Prime Minister Philip J Pierre's designation of 2024 as the Year for Infrastructure underscores the government's dedication to revitalizing the nation's infrastructure, with a focus on road rehabilitation.
*Collaborative Efforts: The Ministry is actively collaborating with relevant stakeholders, including local communities, to gather input and ensure that rehabilitation efforts are aligned with the needs of the people.
The Department of Infrastructure understands the impact of the road conditions on daily life, commerce, and overall well-being. The upcoming road programs will not only repair and rehabilitate existing roads but also incorporate innovative solutions to withstand future challenges.
Please be advised that weather permitting, our Road Maintenance (Potholing) teams will be conducting works throughout the city of Castries and along the Sir Julian Hunte Highway on Sunday, December 17th, 2023.
Please exercise due care and attention when traversing areas near worksites and pay heed to the associated signs and cautionary devices.
The consistent rains over the past weeks have delayed the DIPT's efforts at executing these road works.
However, it is our intention to complete these and other scheduled road maintenance works as long as the inclement weather does not persist.
Culvert Repair and Single-lane Traffic (Garrand)
Early Closure of the DIPT
Schedule of works on the Millennium Highway for the next two weeks
Schedule of Works on the Millennium Highway for the next two weeks.
The DIPT wishes the Senior Minister and Minister with responsibility for Infrastructure, Ports, Transport, Physical Development and Urban Renewal, Hon. Stephenson King a very happy birthday.
Address by Ms. Lenita Joseph, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport on the observance of Road Safety Awareness Month
SCHEDULE OF WORKS ON THE MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY
(November 13th to 26th)
PUBLIC NOTICE: POTHOLING AND ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS (CORINTH BYPASS AND SIR JULIAN HUNTE HIGHWAY)
In an effort to determine the various infrastructural requirements and interventions for the fiscal year 2024-2025, the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Transport engaged in a series of stakeholder consultations.
Held from Monday October 9th, to Friday October 13th, 2023, participants represented a range of agencies, spanning various sectors.
In an effort to determine the various infrastructural requirements and interventions for the year 2024-2025, the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Tran...
Commencement of Potholing and Road Maintenance Works
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Road Closures- William Peter Boulevard and Laborie Street
Closure of the Almondale (Union) Road
EARLY CLOSURE OF DIPT's OPERATONS AT UNION
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE CHOC BRIDGE
SENIOR MINISTER DEBUNKS CLAIMS OF CHOC BRIDGE BEING "CRITICALLY UNSTABLE"
In his Ministerial address at the Parliamentary sitting of Tuesday October 3rd, 2023, Senior Minister and Minister with responsibility for Infrastructure, Ports and Transport Hon. Stephenson King, rubbished an image widely circulating on social media laying claim to the Choc bridge being critically unstable. The publication called on various groups to "take action"
The Senior Minister provided in detail, the facts on the condition of the Choc Bridge.
Extension of Closure of the Union Complex Office
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE DIPT'S UNION COMPLEX OFFICE
SCHEDULE OF WORKS ON THE MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY FOR THIS WEEK
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