Black Bush Polder Road may not meet Nov. deadline – Public Works
Construction of 28 kilometres of roadway along the Black Bush Polder Road, Region Six has been completed with asphalted surface. The contractor, BK International, is now tasked with constructing another six kilometres to complete the stretch.
This is according to the Public Works Ministry’s Bridges Engineer, Sunil Ganesh.
Ganesh related that the US$6.6M project is 85 percent completed. Two kilometres of roadway in the village of Yakusari is being prepared for construction works. The contractor had assured the Ministry that those works will be completed by the project’s November 14 deadline.
However, from previous performances, particularly within the past three months, the Ministry is doubtful that the contractor would achieve the deadline, Ganesh said.
Nonetheless, there are no complaints in relation to the quality of works being delivered, he added.
According to Ganesh, there were some defects along the completed stretch, and BK International is currently reworking those sections. Moreover, the project has a defects liability period of one year.
In addition to the construction of the actual roadway, the contractor is tasked with installing 80 pipe culverts and erecting concrete bridges. To date, the contractor has installed 52 pipe culverts and erected five concrete bridges.
The scope of the project involves the rehabilitation of the existing roadway with an asphalted concrete surface. The stretch will be widened to six metres to facilitate two lanes of traffic.