The Ministry of Works signed a $20.5 million contract with Tiechroeb and Sons Ltd. for the rehabilitation of a portion of the George Price Highway. Funds for the project were obtained through a loan from the InterAmerican Development Bank, a grant from the European Union – Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF), and the Government of Belize. Minister of Works Rene Montero says the Government saw the need to upgrade the George Price Highway to improve mobility along the Western Route
RENE MONTERO, MINISTER OF WORKS
“The George Price Highway Rehabilitation Project will substantially improve road connectivity within Belize’s main districts through the upgrading of road infrastructure between Belmopan and Santa Elena. Section I of the project includes the replacement of the Roaring Creek Bridge, while Section II of the project involves rehabilitation of 15.335 km commencing at Roaring Creek Village to Blackman Eddie Village, Cayo District. The scope of the rehabilitation work includes horizontal and vertical realignment of the roadway to meet international safety standards, as well as the upgrading of drainage and construction of runoff channels to improve climate resilience of the road. The project will also address the replacement of major culverts at key locations, clearing of the road reserve, removal of any obstructions, construction of safety barriers, increased road signage and support the maintenance of the works, once the rehabilitation is completed.”
The infrastructural project is being supervised by IMC Worldwide of the United Kingdom.