The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road by: – April 1, 2011 Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public WorksRecommencement of phase two of the Rosalie to Petite Soufriere road resumed on March 28, 2011 and is on-going. The construction of the twenty-five million EC dollar new road is a grant funded project and covers 4.16 kilometres of road work.Officials from the Ministry of Public Works sat with GIS on Wednesday to discuss updates on the construction of this road. Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works said that excavation and drainage work are part of phase two.“We have received one million US dollars (US$1 000 000.00) for continuation of works on this project and have engaged a Venezuelan company, Inversiones JJ, LLC, to undertake these works. We will be undertaking works from both ends. There will be some drainage works to be done on the Rosalie end and following that, within two (2) weeks, we will shift all of the resources to the Petite Soufriere end. So, we expect to see quite a lot of excavation works taking place on the Petite Soufriere end. We intend to excavate close to 1.1 kilometre of road.”Lewis said that currently, only a track exists and once the road is complete, many benefits are expected to be derived as a result of the construction of this new road.“The link road is one of the missing links along the eastern zone of Dominica. Once that is done, we can almost say that the road network will be continuous right through the island. Of course, there are advantages for tourism development, housing, agriculture and joining the community of Petite Soufriere will be a tremendous improvement in our road network.Given the nature of the landscape from Pond Cassé going back to Rosalie, you have some tall cliffs. If there were any slides, that road would act as a possible diversion. Right now if there are any slides along that road, one would have to use the Petite Savanne/Grand Bay link road. Therefore there are numerous advantages of constructing this road and it is going to be a pretty piece of infrastructure when it is completed.”Project Engineer, Adam St. Ville said that the communities of Rosalie and Petite Soufriere should benefit tremendously from this link road. “As we can see, the distance from Rosalie to Petite Soufriere via the new road will be only be 4.16 kilometres, whereas, if we have to pass via Castle Bruce it is between twenty to thirty kilometres. Some of the benefits, as we know that area is a fishing community and persons from the south east: La Plaine down to Grand Fond can benefit. They can easily pass through that road to get access to fish and so on.”by Emmanuel Jospeh Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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first_imgWinnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 8, Valley Village, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 676-9766 or see www.winnetkanc.com. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 8 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 9 in Room 1B at the Braude Building, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 994-3919. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 9, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. May 10, Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 201-202 at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. Call (818) 718-9498 or see www.prnc.org. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3585. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 10 in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 10, Tulsa Street Elementary School, 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.ghsnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 14 in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 16 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 21, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 23, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more