The new Waterloo Road Bridge, in St. Andrew, was officially opened today (September 20), by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael Henry.
This is the first phase of the construction of a four-lane bridge at the site. This should alleviate traffic problems in the area, as during construction, traffic was restricted to one-way. The bridge is now open to two-way traffic.
Mr. Henry said that the other two lanes should be finished by the end of the year. He also pointed out that the road leading north from the bridge towards Shortwood Road would be made into four lanes for some distance, while the same would be done for the road going south on to Lower Waterloo Road.
Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael Henry (second left), looks on as a motorist crosses the new Waterloo Road Bridge in St. Andrew, which he officially opened today (September 20). To the Minister’s right is Mr. Brian Joosse, of the construction firm, R.A. Murray International Limited, which built the bridge. This is the first phase of the construction of a four-lane bridge at the site.
Construction of the bridge is being carried out by R. A. Murray International Limited.
Before opening the bridge, Mr. Henry and officials from the National Works Agency (NWA), including Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Patrick Wong, toured sections of the Havendale community in St. Andrew, where the first road repair works under funding from the cess on fuel sales, were done recently.
Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Michael Henry, points to a section of Morningside Drive, in Havendale, St. Andrew, which has been repaired from the cess on fuel sales.
Mr. Henry pointed out that five roads in the community have been patched, and another two would be done soon. The Minister explained that the patched roads would be micro- surfaced, which would give them a life span of seven years.
He said that $60 million has been allocated from the cess as an initial Starter Fund, to begin repairing community roads islandwide.