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Harbour Road wall project dragging on and on

Dear Sir,

On May 25, 2021, your newspaper reported that a portion of Harbour Road, Paget will be reduced to a single lane for two months. I am not sure if the work actually started on June 7 as promised but I’m certain it was pretty close. At the time, the Ministry of Public Works stated that the work would end on August 7.

Harbour Road wall repair (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Of course, August 7 has come and gone. So a project that was initially scheduled — and budgeted — for ten weeks has taken 23 weeks thus far. Twenty-three weeks later, we still have an unfinished wall, yet a few days ago, Public Works removed its tools and equipment from the site. Traffic lights still control the flow of traffic. The work looks, say, 50 per cent complete. It is frightening to think that it may take 23 more weeks to complete this project.

Where is the accountability, Mr Editor, let alone a simple apology from the minister responsible to the taxpayers and commuters? No accountability. No apology. No explanation. No humility. Shameful.



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Published October 27, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated October 26, 2021 at 4:48 pm)

Harbour Road wall project dragging on and on

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