GUYANA: Georgetown: First phase of Vlissengen Road Project completed

─ design for phase two being finalised

Phase one of the geometric improvement project along Vlissengen Road has been completed. The G$42.6 million project is aimed at improving access for pedestrians.

The first phase of the project runs from the roundabout to Barr Street and was executed by Vieira 66 Logistics. The area has been paved, has adequate drainage, is painted and outfitted with street lights.

The second phase of the project which will continue from Barr Street and end at Lamaha Street is still in the design phase. This phase will also see the installation of seats from the roundabout to Lamaha Street.       

Once the design is completed, the project will be subjected to a public tendering process.

Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, M.P, during a recent visit to the project said it will enable recreational activities for all age groups, as it showcases the lighter side of development the government is undertaking.

Before completion – Construction in progress

“You will see a full concrete walkway, eventually with lights, at sections, and seats for sitting. From the edge of the road to the walkway, we will be doing an earthen shoulder for the encouragement of the growing of grass. Eventually what you will have, is a big open space that at any time, you can host a major activity,” he said.

After completion

Government is developing several safe, family-oriented spaces. The plot of land along the Lamaha Corridor between Main and Camp Streets is being transformed into an art gallery and food court. The Kingston Seawall beautification project is moving apace and Durey Lane, Campbellville is being transformed into an avenue.

SOURCE: DPI- January 18, 2022

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  • Clyde Duncan  On 01/19/2022 at 12:26 am

    Way to GO, Guyana – Way to GO, Georgetown!!

    Please do NOT overlook the necessary SEA DEFENCE ….

  • Cecil  On 01/19/2022 at 10:25 am

    Spending all of that money on a place which will soon be under nonsensical money aught to be spend preparing to build a new city

    • Joan  On 01/19/2022 at 4:51 pm

      I so agree with you! What is the sense of this expenditure when we should be planning a move further inland.

  • wic  On 01/20/2022 at 3:27 pm

    Just a continuation of the boulevards that followed the landfill of the rain catch basins along North Rd. and East St. and who knows where else. As for Sea Defence, its only the Dutch who have the skills and they are slowly giving up their fight against rising sea levels with future plans being made for housing on the water. Georgetown will slowly become submerged as sea levels rise throughout the world and any money spent in this area is only stop gap. We can only work with nature but can’t fight it.

    Its nice however, to see many now buying in to my many arguments over the greater part of last year that the capital needs to be relocated. All that is required now, is for those in power is to use their intestinal fortitude and take action that may earn them a monument in about 50 years’ time. Indonesia this week, voted to relocate its capital Jakarta for a number of reasons including, continuous flooding of the city. Guyana can do the same.

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