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‘Immediate’ road repairs

RANDY BENNETT, [email protected]

‘Immediate’ road repairs

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THE MINISTRY of Transport AND Works (MTW) is moving swiftly to repair the roads damaged during Tuesday’s downpour.

Minister Michael Lashley and other officials took a tour across the island to some of the most affected areas.

It was only last weekend that the MTW embarked on a major project to patch the many potholes plaguing motorists.

However, Lashley said efforts to repair some of the roads severely damaged by a trough system that passed over Barbados on Tuesday would begin as early as today.

One of the sections highlighted was that directly above Oistins Hill in Christ Church, which the minister said would be extremely costly to repair.

He said total repairs to the roads would cost Government millions of dollars.

Yesterday, a crew from the MTW was busy repairing a road in South District, St George, which had been completely overrun with rubble and debris.

Former Member of Parliament for the area, Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, said that with the assistance of a “Bobcat”, they were hoping to get the road cleared.

She said although the road was a minor one, it was the only way in for several residents and in its state, would only be accessible for those who drove SUVs. (RB)