Four-lane road to stadium will be ready for CWC
- Minister Benn
March 8, 2007
Minister of Transport and Hydraulics Robeson Benn has assured that construction of the four-lane road from the Demerara Harbour Bridge to the National Stadium at Providence will be completed in time for Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 beginning on March 28.
The extension started last July and is being carried out at a cost of US$3.74M with funds remaining from the initial US$16M project that catered for the four-lane road from Ruimveldt to the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) and on the Western Bank from DHB to the Vreed-en-Hoop intersection.
Widening of the existing roadway and construction of a heavy-duty bridge and culvert at Peter's Hall/Providence are being done under the extension.
Minister Benn explained that the scheduled substantial completion date of February 28 was affected because of difficulties encountered in sourcing overlaying materials. The road was temporarily opened for traffic during the hosting of the Rio Group Summit from February 28 to March 3 but, has since been closed to facilitate the project's completion.
Although the section of the roadway from beyond the stadium to Greenfield may not be completed, it will not affect operations at the stadium.