Log In

Reset Password

Minister provides update on work to fix potholes

A stretch of road near the Fairmont Southampton has been resurfaced (Photograph supplied)

Potholes and uneven road surfaces near the Fairmont Southampton have been resurfaced as part of efforts to fix Bermuda’s roads.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, provided an update on the works taking place across the island, saying he was pleased with the progress being made to address infrastructure challenges.

Colonel Burch said: “Infrastructure investment and improvement are hallmark pledges of the Government’s 2023 Throne Speech.

“The recent roadworks, including the ongoing paving projects near the Henry VIII restaurant, will extend to the entrance to Fairmont Southampton, and we are very satisfied with the completed paving of Watford Bridge.

“These two projects demonstrate our consistent efforts to fix our infrastructure.

“Additionally, the ministry remains dedicated to ongoing pothole repairs by addressing areas in need promptly to ensure the safety and satisfaction of all road users.

“We expect weather to be more conducive as the weeks and months progress, and with this, the community can expect to see an acceleration in our roadworks maintenance.”

Colonel Burch confirmed that the next area to be addressed will be South Road at the Collector’s Hill junction.

The problem spot was highlighted last month by the ministry as “plagued” by potholes, with rain frustrating efforts to repair the intersection.

The ministry will outline further plans to tackle more areas in the coming weeks and months.

The Government has been relying on the services of East End Asphalt since last summer, when its own plant ceased operation.

This, coupled with a period of maintenance at East End Asphalt at the start of the year that left that plant out of operation, as well as prolonged period of heavy rain contributed to delays in the repair of potholes.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published April 03, 2024 at 7:53 am (Updated April 03, 2024 at 7:53 am)

Minister provides update on work to fix potholes

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon