Guyana: G$2B feasibility study, designs for Linden highway rehab complete

Section of the Linden-Soesdyke highway

According to the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the G$2 Billion report was recently received and will ensure the 72km highway is fully rehabilitated after decades of neglect.           

The report is currently under review by the aforementioned Ministry. Once approved, it will be submitted to the Ministry of Finance for the major road project to be included in Budget 2020.

On May 2, 2019, Beston SRKN’gineering Company engaged Linden’s city council officials and members of Region 10 Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on the status of the studies and designs to garner their opinions. This engagement was one of three that were held.

Residents along the highway and in Linden made representations for the thoroughfare to be outfitted with lights while the roadwork is in its infancy. As such, energy-efficient LED lights are being installed along the densely populated areas of the highway. Some of these areas include Kuru Kururu and Bamia. During the rehabilitation of the highway, the entire length from Soesdyke to Linden will have lights.

Beginning at the Soesdyke junction, the rehabilitation works will proceed along the highway and terminate at the McKenzie Bridge, which will be rebuilt.

In 2018, the Coalition Government invited proposals from local and foreign counterparts to provide consultancy services for the Linden highway’s feasibility study and designs. (DPI)

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Comments

  • kamtanblog  On January 18, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Really !
    Will it be “dual carriageway” tarmac lit with
    fairy lights.!! Let’s see how many decades
    this will take to be completed if at all…with
    contractors being paid upfront.
    Corruption or incompetence or both !
    Not holding my breadth !!

    Kamtan

  • Linda  On January 18, 2020 at 7:40 am

    So many years of neglect. What a shameful government ruled Guyana for 22 years and they now have the nerve to criticize the present government who has accomplished so much in 4 short years. If Guyanese, regardless of race, put the PPP back into power, then they get the government they deserve. .

  • Trevor  On January 18, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Finally!

    So much potholes along the highway for decades, though it’s the closest major route from the airport.

    The PPPC neglected this highway because of the demographics of Linden.

    Any leader could realise that Linden might become a major hub because of the inland and high location that is away from the flood-prone coastline.

    But Jagdeo and his clique wanted that road to deteriorate because I feel that they want more accidents to happen, because more road deaths is….this is saddening, but the PPPC does seem to hold grudges against certain groups of people.

    I hope that the Generation Z and 2010 kids grow up without this racial politics that happened under the PPPC.

  • Rupert H Duncan  On January 26, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    It’s about time attention be given to the neglected Linden Soesdyke highway. The new bridge should be two lanes with a side walk for pedestrians. Moderate toll collection to recoup some construction cost and to offset maintenance cost.

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