- Repair work on the Robin’s Bay bridge in St. Mary has been completed
- The three-month project costs $33 million
Repair work on the Robin’s Bay bridge in St. Mary has been completed. The project was implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA).
The three-month project, which was financed by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing at a cost of $33 million, entailed repairs to the roadway and approach in the immediate vicinity of the bridge, and construction of three box culverts to facilitate easy flow off of water that accumulates, particularly when it rains.
The repairs, which were carried out by the firm, Dwight’s Construction Limited, became necessary after the structure, which is parallel to the sea’s shoreline, was damaged during Hurricane Sandy’s passage in October 2012.
State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Richard Azan, who along with representatives of the NWA and the contractor, visited the project site on July 17, expressed satisfaction at the work undertaken.
“The team did an excellent job. The culverts are much bigger and water will flow easier under the bridge. The job was completed within budget and on time,” he said.
Regarding repairs to the entire Robin’s Bay corridor, which has eroded, Mr. Azan said Minister without Portfolio in the Transport, Works and Housing Ministry, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, has had discussions with him and the Chief Executive Officer of the NWA, Mr. E.G. Hunter, and they took the decision to do an inspection (on July 17).
Mr. Azan said he was unable to give a commitment when repairs would be effected, pointing out that this is contingent on the availability of resources. “We have seen the need, but everything (depends on us identifying) funding,” he indicated.