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PWD & BVI Paving race to restore damaged roads

Scenes from road works taking place throughout the territory. Photo: DDM
Road work being completed on Joes Hill Road. Photo: DDM
Road work being completed on Joes Hill Road. Photo: DDM
Road works are taking place throughout the territory in high priority areas. Photo: DDM
Road works are taking place throughout the territory in high priority areas. Photo: DDM
Scenes from road works taking place throughout the territory. Photo: DDM
Scenes from road works taking place throughout the territory. Photo: DDM
Scenes from road works taking place throughout the territory. Photo: DDM
Scenes from road works taking place throughout the territory. Photo: DDM
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Works Department (PWD) and the BVI Paving Company Limited are working against the rainy weather and the clock in order to restore Fort Hill to Belle Vue roads on the main island of Tortola, today, Sunday August 27, 2017.

In addition, work is expected to continue on Monday August 28, 2017 and throughout the week in areas such as Joes Hill, Long Look to Fats Hogs Bay, Huntums Ghut and other areas that are of high priority.

Belle Vue will be completed today, if the weather continues to hold up, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

Other road patching is taking place throughout the territory today, Sunday August 27, 2017.

During all road works, motorists are being asked to drive with caution and to follow road signs.

On Monday August 7, 2017 into Tuesday August 8, 2017, the territory was hit by a devastating flash flood that caused severe damages throughout the Road Town area on the main island of Tortola to businesses and private properties. As a result, cost to businesses and private properties could reach up to $50 million.

25 Responses to “PWD & BVI Paving race to restore damaged roads”

  • foxy (27/08/2017, 18:07) Like (19) Dislike (10) Reply
    we need the ship
    • Hmm (27/08/2017, 21:16) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      To do what? What are you doing to assist your country?
    • Bandages (28/08/2017, 05:54) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Give them an "A" for trying...it's a bandage, once water hit it a few times it peels rite-off...
  • See (27/08/2017, 19:27) Like (60) Dislike (2) Reply
    and unless the job is done properly the roads will lift up again . How about learning how to do paving properly ? Prepare the base and use binder ..... asphalt 101 !!!!
    Stop wasting the taxpayers money over and over.
    • Observer (27/08/2017, 22:04) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      and....this must be the only place in the world where new asphalt is laid in the rain, over puddles and wet concrete!!
    • @ see (27/08/2017, 22:51) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      We live in a society in which no one cares about standards
  • same sht different day (27/08/2017, 21:33) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    NO OIL/TAR ON THE GROUND...NO WONDER THE ASPHALT WONT LAST
  • wasted $$$$ (27/08/2017, 21:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are the expensive chinese equipment??????
  • Political Observer (PO) (27/08/2017, 21:45) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hopefully, we are not flinging good taxpayer money after bad. If the roads are not designed and constructed properly, this is insanity behaviour, i.e., doing the same bad things over and over and expecting a different result. We need to do more than just lay down asphalt. The subgrade, subbase, and base must be properly prepared, i.e., compacted, proof rolled......etc. Further, the surface course must have the right mix of aggregate and binder and be of the right temperature. Poor drainage design, construction and maintenance is key factor in premature road failure. It accelerates road deterioration. Additionally,the lack of focus on drainage decreases road life, increases operational cost, increases replacement cost............etc.
  • Charley Rose (28/08/2017, 02:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I do hope that this is not another gimmick and waste of taxpayers money. Unless the workers apply the bonding agent on the surface before laying the asphalt, when the rain falls, the entire surface will be washed away.
    • Blind Man (28/08/2017, 09:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I saw 2 complete patches moved (washed out) on that recently paved road at chalwell estate
  • Just Woke (28/08/2017, 05:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Saw they are trying, working hard.....Rushing and hurrying is not the way.. Taking time to do it good..Clean the surface properly, Make sure the surface is appropriately Moise before applying asphalt..We want it to stand up under the next heavy shower..
  • A.B. (28/08/2017, 07:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring in some American paver's, from continental USA. Those Chinese don't know how to teach paving
  • LOL (28/08/2017, 07:36) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Doing over the roads just as they were done before serves a singular purpose. To have to do it over again the next time the rains fall heavy. Mark my words I can smell kickbacks on their way!
  • jost (28/08/2017, 08:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    makes me sic to see and jost have the little harbour road to asphalt over 10 tears now boy some people don't care
  • .. (28/08/2017, 09:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Quick fixes are not the solution! We need proper planning and implementation of our infrastructure, PLEASE!!
  • Truth (28/08/2017, 09:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The decision to refuse the assistance of the ship was reckless, idiotic, selfish and arrogant. We havr a lot of wotk to do in an unknown time limit because we do not know if we are going to get another hit and when. Yes ee are a proud peoplr and are willing to help ourselves but this is mothet nature we are not in control. So let us get off our high horses and humble ourselves. God is on conyrol not us
  • Hmmmm (28/08/2017, 09:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mark get PROFESSIONALS TO DO THESE ROAD....
  • From the BAY (28/08/2017, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a Bvi Islander , Lives in the 7th District when I can I recall Fat Hog's Bay have good roads, I'll drink a Cup of Tea and wait!! If you fixing roads , do it Right , More Expensive material and equipment so if a next disaster to do it over again, well look I fell in a deep puddle in the 7th district and I swear I went to Hell for a sec. #Not Good #waisting Tax Money #voting for this district and he himself walking passing and see's them #and the song says beautiful Virgin Islands, our quality can never be denied. #Get these roads fix the RIGHT WAY!!!
  • Governor Please Listen (28/08/2017, 09:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Governor, please be guided by the blogs. Read through the lines Gov. We are in trouble
    • Goread (28/08/2017, 19:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What you calling the Governor for? Anybody elected him as Minister of Communications and Works? All you need to sit your behind down from thinking white men are better than us, that they are some saviour. Keep calling wolf, when them place you in townships, dictate how much land you can own, slap up your children and call them "N" word, you would wonder what you were wishing for. Please put more faith and trust in your own. Stop sucking up to the Oppressor. They are there to oppress you. Learn Sense.
  • Concerned. (28/08/2017, 10:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    It has the Paul Wattley road to Secows Bay that needs a retaining wall ASAP and is this they doing.So when that road falls only one way into town. I wonder but these people who suppose to be educated and doing a bunch of Sh*t. They gave a Contractor to fix this road and it was not done properly or should i say not finished.

  • SMH (28/08/2017, 10:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    we don't pave our roads correctly that is why these same roads will eat away in the next big rainfall
  • Sloppy (29/08/2017, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The unit in the Public Works Department responsible for road development needs to be restructured. Some of the men need to retire as well. Almost every time the PWD working on a project, the men are on the side of the road gazing like a moomoo with a beer in their hands. Where is the good work ethics? Look at the images above, such sloppy work!!
  • WTF (03/09/2017, 19:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI is probably the only place where I see asphalt laid on roads without the necessary preparation needed to ensure longevity of the roads. Asphalt is poured in pot holes filled with water, wet uneven roads. The finished roads have mountains and valleys. Such shoddy work. Waste of time and money.


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