The Economic Planning and Sustainable Development Division of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development and Information Technology has signed a contract with the St. Lucian construction company, OB Sadoo Engineering Services Ltd. for the rehabilitation of the Firebun Road at Mt. Greenan.
The contract, worth two million, two hundred and sixty-seven thousand, six hundred and thirty-nine Eastern Caribbean Dollars and ninety-two cents (XCD 2,267,639.92) was signed on September 19, 2018. The works is funded by the European Union and is managed through the World Bank funded Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (RDVRP).
The works commenced on October 24, 2018 with the mobilization of the contractor’s resources and physical work shall begin in the coming week. The general public and residents of Mt. Greenan in particular shall experience temporary road closures to facilitate the curing of the new concrete sections as needed.
The 1.5 Km Firebun Road is an agricultural access road that serves a population of about 2,700 inhabitants from Mt. Greenan, Park Hill, and South Rivers. The majority of the Firebun Road is currently unpaved and only accessible with off-road vehicles and tractors, in particular, after storm events when the dirt road tracks become waterlogged and soggy.
The project is aiming to improve access to cultivated land and facilitate access to markets for agricultural produce, improve connectivity for the population living in the surrounding communities, and provide an alternate route when sections of the Windward Highway near Mt. Greenan and Colonarie are partially or totally closed due to damage caused by climate change events or traffic accidents.
The cooperation of the travelling public will be therefore be appreciated.