26 February 2013

Liberia: Public Works Improving Many Community Roads

Several road constructions are said to be rehabilitated by the Ministry of Public Works in Monrovia to reduce traffic-jams in the city. Some of the major roads currently undergoing major rehabilitations are the Jallah's Town Road, the Chessman Avenue, and the SKD Boulevard along the Seventy Second route, Du-Port Road and the Jamaica Road amongst others.

According to some pedestrians the roads, when completed will reduce major traffic congestion in the city and its suburb. According to this paper's survey on Monday where these damaged roads have been for months; pedestrians, mainly women, men and children said the construction of the roads is a dream comes through since indeed, traffics in those areas are embarrassing and sometimes impede the free movement of vehicles.

According to the Chief Project Engineer assigned at the SKD Boulevard, the construction of the road will undoubtedly be durable within 40- 50 years before any other rehabilitation or maintenance can be done. He said for now the Public Works Ministry has put in place careful measures that will prevent future damages occurring on the roads.

The Chief Project Engineer said there has been cordial working relationship between the Ministry of Public Works and other Construction Companies like CICO, CHICO and SSF which have been working on major projects in the country.

Also, SSF Chief Engineer assigned at the Jamaica Road Baxter, said he was pleased with the level of cooperation he is receiving from the communities where they are working. According to Baxter, some of the workers come from as far as Du-Port Road, Paynesville Red Light, ELWA Community, Central Monrovia, and other parts of Monrovia to work.

Baxter said further that SSF rotates its workers and that there has been no instance where a worker has complained of internal problem from within the company, or any community resident giving them trouble that has come to the attention of their bosses.

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