New Haulover Bridge to be Completed by End of the Year
The construction of the new Haulover Bridge that connects Belize City to Ladyville is well underway… and on schedule, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing. The thirty-million-dollar project commenced in 2021 to replace the existing bridge which has weathered many storms. The MIDH’s Engineering Coordinator, Evondale Moody, says the new bridge is projected to be completed by December of this year, in keeping with the twenty-four-month timeline and they have managed to remain within budget.
Evondale Moody, Engineer Coordinator, MIDH: “We have those works scheduled for completion for December this year. As you have seen we have been placing the girders in place for that structure and we only have the main section across the river that is outstanding and also two sections on the north side so we are on target to complete that project by the ending of this year and thereafter we will start with another projet to basically remove the old Haulover Bridge structure from there. At this present time we are on schedule in terms of financing. The project itself is $30.9 million and we’re still within that budget for completion this year as well so we don’t expect that we will go over budget for that project.”