Kelvin Clarke, Design Engineer, Ministry of Public Works said that the final structure to complete the connection between Sophia and Guyhoc Park is a HDPE double barrel culvert.
“It will be a relief for individuals living in Sophia because then they will have an alternative route which can connect them to Mandela Avenue. At the moment, Denise Street is the only option for persons with vehicles,” Clarke said.
Additionally two other bridges have been constructed in the Sophia community. One is a reinforced concrete structure on steel beams that spans over the Sussex Street Canal, while the other is a 40 feet timber structure over the Lamaha Canal.
The developmental projects amounted to $38M, with Courtney Benn Construction Services Limited (CBCSL) executing the works.