MIDH Looking to Replace Several Bridges On George Price Highway
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development in Belize is also planning to replace several bridges along the western highway leading to Belmopan. Chief Engineer, Evondale Moody, says the project is long overdue and will improve safety and accessibility for motorists. The new bridges will be built with modern materials and techniques, providing a more durable and long-lasting solution to the aging infrastructure.
Evondale Moody, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing: “Many of the structures that we have analyzed during the design and feasibility stage we have to replace some of those structures as well. We’re looking at Burton Canal, Hector Creek in Hattieville, Col English at Democracia. Beaver Dam will remain and we need to build a new structure at Mount Pleasant which is at mile 46 thereabout approaching Belmopan that’s an area that is always prone to flooding.
Reporter: The one that washed away ?
Evondale Moody, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing: “No that is at mile 38 that’s in St.Matthews that you’re talking about that is fairly good because that’s a new structure so we will maintain that structure but the new one I’m referring to is at Mount Pleasant where we have to build a new bridge there’s no bridge there, there’s a double box culver there that does not have the capacity and that’s why it’s always flooded and so we will build a new structure there and also raise the road and that will definitely accommodate the flooding within that situation and solve that problem once and for all.”