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Two more weeks for Manse Road project completion! - Hon. Vanterpool

Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool revealed on September 28, 2012 that the Manse Road Project should be completed in two weeks. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The final stage of works are being completed on the Manse Road project and the widened road is expected to be commissioned by the end of October.

This is according to Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, who gave two weeks as the time frame for the final phase of works to be completed.

Speaking with Virgin Islands News online on September 28, 2012, the Minister expressed that based on his discussions earlier in the day with the Director of Public Works, “we are looking at perhaps another two weeks before we finalise it and safely say that it is completed."

Hon. Vanterpool explained that there are always issues towards the end [of such projects]that would always need to be looked at, especially to ensure that the residents from the affected area are suitably accommodated.

“We are now sorting out those areas,” the Minister noted. He added that there is one last phase of joining the old road at the top to the new road that is being completed and this should be finished over the weekend.

The Hon. Minister added that he had made a site visit earlier in the day and also disclosed that the other major pieces of work being done were the sidewalk and inter-connection of the road with some of the residences in the area.

Underground water systems were also placed and street lamps are scheduled to be installed soon.

Another issue being looked at by the engineers, Minister Vanterpool revealed, was the end of the road that leads into Joe’s Hill Road. “We want to change the design that was there before to allow you to more easily drive left to go up to Joe’s Hill, so we are sort of realigning that.” He further expressed that there were some issues with the drainage where two ghuts were meeting at one point and it was necessary to determine that the realignment was adequate to take the water along.

In giving a possible date for the commissioning of the road, the Minister declared "I would say by the end of October."

10 Responses to “Two more weeks for Manse Road project completion! - Hon. Vanterpool ”

  • qc (30/09/2012, 10:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    well well you mean he is going to finish at least one of the many prrjects??
    • the rock (01/10/2012, 04:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u ungratefull son .......tch...u gone be the first one to use that road..the man doing big things..thats what burnig u out...bam...bam...bam!
  • egg face (30/09/2012, 10:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    another promise by the NDP just like Ronnie say the hospital will be finish in 18 mths and we know that was a lie
  • critic (30/09/2012, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    and how many more weeks for the hospital parking lot?
  • ooooo (30/09/2012, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh what wasteage went on with that side had to be dug up several times...concrete money wasted and curb wall money the contractor is very incompetent...sloopy sloopy work
  • vip (30/09/2012, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i wonder if we will be given the price tag in 2 weeks also?
  • John (30/09/2012, 10:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Finally!!! It is good concrete road but placing waterline and power line a foot apart in the same trench spoiled that project. Only a MAD-MAN would allow high power voltage lines in the same in the same trench with water lines. NO STANDARDS! !!

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