Villagers between Belmopan and San Ignacio Town have cited the works on the new Roaring Creek Bridge and the highway extending west as the cause of recent road traffic incidents. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz followed up on these concerns and filed this report.
Since the ongoing works on the new Roaring Creek Bridge and the rehabilitation on the George Price Highway from Roaring Creek Village to San Ignacio Town various concerns have been raised by villagers along the way. The reason for that is because of the recent increase in road traffic incidents. To answer those concerns brought up Rolando Chan the project coordinator for the George Price Rehabilitation project gave us an interview.
Rolando Chan, Project Manager, George Price Rehabilitation Project: “Recently we have been experiencing a lot of road traffic accidents but what I would like to request from the different users is to adhere to the traffic signs and to the guidance from the different flagmen from the different sections. Yes we know that we have a lot of lose pebbles or chippings on the highway but we believe over speeding contributes to all of these to happen. I am appealing to the general public that are using the highway to please take precautions whenever you are approaching the different areas that are under construction. Flag men are on site to guide you, adhere to the instruction and avoid accidents. For those that travel from Cayo to Belmopan or vice versa kindly have patience. In terms of the bridge I want to inform that we are 80% completion and we expect substantial completion by the end of this year and for the Roaring Creek to Iguana Creek junction, that section of the highway we are at 82% and we expect completion of this project by the end of this year as well. For section three an eighteen month contract we expect that this should be completed by October 2020.”