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Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - A contract for the rehabilitation of the East Coast Road has been signed between Government and local contractor, C.O. Williams. The agreement, signed at the Ministry’s offices at Union will see a total rehabilitation of the road from Castries to Dennery, as well as the resurfacing of the remainder of the route.

The $5.1 million contract signed Monday is expected to be accomplished through a number of phases. It follows remedial works on the East Coast Road, which has been delayed as a result of persistent showers.

Minister for Communications, Works, Transport and Public Utilities, Honourable Felix Fenisterre said the stretch of road from Castries to Dennery had been given priority, and that extensive work was expected to be done to it’s under layers, which have been damaged by an extensive period of rainfall.

Noting that sections of the East Coast, such as Barre d’Isle, Mabouya Valley and Goodlands down to the Valley were very bad, Minister Fenisterre said, “What we have done is work it out in sections, focusing on the worst section from now until budget”.

The project will also see the construction of drains, the contract for which will go to smaller local contractors. Owner of the CO Williams, Charles Williams said the company was committed to delivering the quality of roads that would meet the approval of all road users: “We shall perform and we have make all St. Lucians proud of the road works that they have built under our direction, and suffice that we will continue to do so in the future.”

Meanwhile, all parties involved are awaiting the end of persistent showers in order for the works to start. The Minister has called on the public to exercise patience, as well as caution during the five to six month duration of the works.

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