[www.inewsguyana.com] – In an effort to reduce traffic congestion for commuters on the East Bank of Demerara, Government is looking at constructing an ‘East Coast to East Bank’ bypass road.
The feasibility study for this link has been completed and discussion is ongoing, as it relates to the advancement of the project.
President Donald Ramotar, during his New Year’s message to the nation, said that this will catalyse US$65 million in investment, building 20 kilometres of roads and supporting infrastructure.
Moreover, the Head of State said that in the first half of 2015, an alternative link between Diamond and Eccles will be constructed which is expected to reduce traffic congestion for commuters on the East Bank of Demerara.
This new road, designed as a modern highway with international standards, will provide access for more than 480 acres of unutilised land and will allow for the creation of new communities, targeting almost 1500 households and further adding to the development of the East Bank corridor.
The East Bank road is currently being extended into four lanes from Providence to Diamond with US$20M loan from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). This project is expected to be completed during the course of this year. [Extracted and modified from GINA]