Works on Leguan Stelling to recommence today

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A section of the Leguan Stelling

Works on the Leguan Stelling will recommence (Today) Thursday, August 13, 2020, according to a notice issued by the Ministry of Public Works.

From August 13-16, 2020, there will be no disruption to the regular schedule for the ferry service.

Residents of Leguan are asked to note that there will be a short period of disruption from Monday, August 17, 2020, until further noticeas the contractor will begin driving piles along the main carriageway.

A change of schedule will be published by the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) on Friday, August 14, 2020.

“Residents are asked to adhere to all precautionary measures and signage within the working zone”.

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, on Tuesday, met with the contractor for the Leguan Ferry Stelling, S. Maraj Contracting Services, to discuss the way forward.

Also present at the meeting were Shinelle Quintyn, who is providing Consultancy Services to the Ministry on the project, General Manager of Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD), Marclene Merchant, Chief Mechanical Engineer (T&HD), Dwane Griffith, Civil Engineer (T&HD), Eric Morris and Superintendent of Works (T&HD), Aubrey Walcott.

It was highlighted that since September 2018, a contract was awarded to S. Maraj Contracting Services for $413 million to undertake such infrastructural works, however, in the latter part of 2019, it was reported that sections of the stelling collapsed.

Works on the stelling have been stalled for about three months now.

The stelling, which has been deteriorating after years of neglect, is the key entry and exit point to the island for citizens and goods. The ferry operators have also been experiencing difficulties docking there.