Commuters, including residents, tourists, miners and business proprietors can expect a vastly
improved carriageway as the first phase of the long-awaited Linden-Lethem road project is expected to commence shortly.
In a recent interview with Department of Public Information/ Government Information Agency ((DPI)/GINA), Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Geoffrey Vaughn, explained that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the government will advertise shortly for a consultant to review the existing studies for the works.
Subsequently, tenders will be sent out for works to commence on the Linden/Lethem road.
It was also disclosed that the feasibility study for the Soesdyke-Linden Highway rehabilitation has been put on hold.
Vaughn explained that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently revising the scope of works on the Sheriff Street/Mandela Avenue Road Project Lots six and seven.
He noted that it was under the loan for this project that monies were allocated for the feasibility study for the Soesdyke- Linden Highway.
Due to this set back the feasibility study has also been halted.
“It was a project that would have been falling under the IDB (Inter-American Development) but there is some re-scoping of loan 2741 with the government and the IDB. So once the re-scoping is completed then we’ll determine where the feasibility study will be done for the Soesdyke- Linden
In his 2016 budget speech, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, disclosed that there will be a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the 47-year-old Soesdyke-Linden Highway.
This year Government has budgeted $14.1 billion for the continued development and maintenance of roads and bridges, of which $2.3 billion has been earmarked for capital projects in the hinterland.
The Linden/Lethem road is a key artery to the hinterlands, including mining, logging areas and the Amerindian communities.
The current trail to Lethem, also leads over the Takutu Bridge which links Guyana and Brazil.
The Linden/Lethem road is expected to be a major boost to increase trade and activities in the area.
However, recent rainfall has made the trail almost impassable.
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