Works Minister concerned about prevalence of potholes on main carriageways


By Kurt Campbell

poth holes[] – The Guyana Government has expressed concern over the prevalence of potholes on the main carriageways and roads in Guyana.

Speaking to iNews over the weekend, Public Works Minister Robeson Benn said, “it’s a constant concern… we have had a great number of potholes appearing because of the extended rainy season.”

Apart from the extended rainy season that spread across the last three months, Benn also attributed the state of the roads to the manner in which commuters, especially those with heavy duty vehicles use the roadways.

The Minister related that most of the potholes on the East Bank of Demerara have been addressed.

“In Georgetown where there is poor drainage there has been a lot of destruction of the roads, like Light Street, Hadfield Street, we did some parts of Hadfield Street sometime last week,” Benn explained.

Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn.
Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn.

He said work was also done on the East Coast and West Coast of Demerara. He pointed out that while the Ministry is currently concentrating in the city, some of the roads do not fall under the remit of the Public Works Ministry.

This coincides with the Ministry’s normal road building projects throughout the country. Citizens in recent time have decried the state of several main carriageways and roads, highlighting the threat it posed to their safety.



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