East End Asphalt Plant Reopens – Progress on Addressing Potholes

 “We are taking the necessary action to improve the state of our roads,” said Minister of Public Works, Lt. Col. the Hon. David A. Burch, OBE (Mil), ED, JP, MP.

The East End Asphalt plant, a crucial resource for the Island’s road maintenance, reopened today at 10 a.m.

Therefore, after the recent heavy rainfall, crews from the Ministry of Public Works has ramped up efforts to address the condition of the Island’s roads.

The Ministry’s highways teams have embarked on an extensive pothole repair campaign, focusing on critical areas to ensure safer and smoother travels for all.

Starting this week, one crew began work on North Shore Road, moving from the East End Asphalt location at Blue Hole westward towards Spanish Point.

Concurrently, another team initiated repairs on South Road, heading west from Hamilton Parish. These actions are part of a broader strategy to rapidly respond to the damage, caused mainly by the adverse weather conditions.

A Ministry spokesman said: “The Collector’s Hill area in Smith’s is in desperate need of paving and repair but this is a particularly complex area due to underlying queue loops for traffic lights.

“Repairs in this area require careful planning to avoid disrupting the traffic light system and those preparations are underway, including securing substitute loops and issuing traffic notices to reroute traffic via Middle Road, to ensure that the repairs can commence without unnecessary delay.”

Minister Burch continued: “Tomorrow, our crews will be deployed in several key locations to continue their work. One team will be working on the Causeway, another crew will initiate repairs on Tee Street and Middle Road, in Devonshire, progressing towards Cavendish Road.

“Additionally, a third crew will advance their work along South Road, moving west from Hamilton Parish through to Smith’s and into Devonshire Parish.”

The public is encouraged to continue to report potholes via the potholes@gov.bm email address.”

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