Soesdyke/Linden Highway to be rehabilitated

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The 47 -year-old Soesdyke/Linden Highway will be rehabilitated with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), according to Finance Minister Winston Jordan.

He spoke of this plan during his presentation of the 2016 National Budget recently.

Whilst the administration awaits the finalisation of the project, critical works will be undertaken to preserve the highway.

Concurrently, maintenance works will be undertaken on the Linden/Kwakwani corridor.

“Over the longer term, we aim to fully pave this road so as to open access to communities in Ituni, Aroaima, Kwakwani, Ebini, Kimbia and other remote areas along the Berbice River,” Minister Jordan explained.

A feasibility study for the reconstruction of the existing bridge which links the communities of Wismar and MacKenzie will also be carried out.

Budget 2016 proposes significant allocations for projects that are aimed at transforming the country’s physical infrastructure. (GINA)

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  1. This Soesdyke/Linden Highway was a perfect example of what a highway ought to be but unfortunately it was neglected since the days of Hoyte with very little or no maintenance. There were attempts to do some parch work here and there but was so badly executed that driving along the patch work drivers would immediately feel the bumpy ride. Many areas along the shoulders eroded causing the foundation to be exposed. Hopefully it would return to its former/original state. Looking at the highway from Soesdyke from the East Bank Road, you would enjoy that highway gently climbing that hill then disappears into the distance

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