Reflectors installed on Bridge after Accidents

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Updated: November 22, 2017

Reflectors on the south and north approaches of the one-lane bridge between miles 31 and 32 on the Hummingbird Highway have been installed. After the accidents on the bridge that claimed four lives this past weekend, Belmopan Police contacted Cisco Construction for assistance in putting up signs and markers. We understand that the Ministry of Works is installing guard rails on both approaches to the bridge and that should be completed by the weekend. It is our understanding that prior to the accidents, reflective tapes were placed on the bridge but someone peeled them off. Barrels of cement were also placed on both approaches of the bridge but those barrels were reportedly pushed into the river by someone. Drivers are still advised to not drink while driving and exercise extreme caution on the road.  This past weekend four men lost their lives at the same spot. This led to villagers demanding that the issue of safety in that area be addressed.