It has been over eight years since the Adelaide and St. Stephen roadways in Charlestown have been longing for some rehabilitation.
Last Friday much to the relief of residents there as well as commuters generally, work has finally begun.
However residents are keeping a close eye on the project to ensure that no substandard work is done.
Melissa Frederick and Tameka Wilkinson are two such residents raising questions about the type of materials being used.
Kaieteur News had received numerous complaints pertaining to the standard of the works, but sub-contractor, Mr. Stuart, explained that only two day’s work have been completed and the roads’ rehabilitation is in its foundation stages.
It was observed that the process was being undertaken quite meticulously and Mr. Stuart confided in Kaieteur News that the materials being used were of good quality. He stated that the tar being used was not the water based type that is easily dispensable but the oil based. This is essential since Charlestown is a flood prone community.
Melissa Frederick and Tameka Wilkinson expressed gratitude to the government for finally doing something on the roads and requested the installations of speed bumps on the road because a lot of children live in that area.
“When di road done, dem taxi gon be speeding through here,” Fredericks said.
She explained that although she doesn’t have any children of her own, she is fearful for the kids of her neighbours.
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