While the Ministry of Works is looking at starting a new project at the Haulover Creek there are still works pending at mile thirty-eight on the George Price Highway where a culvert was washed away back in June. According to CEO Gentle completion of the works in that area is near.
Errol Gentle, CEO, Ministry of Works: “It was a culvert system and because of that unusual weather event the pavement there was undermined and we had to put a temporary crossing. We have done most of what I call the leg work because it’s not just going out there and replacing the culvert but you have to plan now for the same unusual event I spoke about. So we have to talk about the alignment of the road, we have to look at the hydrology so we’re doing design, we looking at redesigning that piece of the area. The survey has been completed and very shortly you will see us start doing a bypass and then where the existing road is we will be putting back the culvert system but at this moment at this time with the new culvert system will be something like 12X12 feet that will give us that capacity to move any amount of water that comes it’s way and we should not see again any destruction of the road, any undermining of the system in that area but again I will say that that road has been built in the 80s and whilst the road safety project we did some work there it was basically just to line marking and some widening of some of the curves but the road itself and the base of the road itself has been there from since the 80s so it had to be built very well for it to stand all these years.”