Barbados commits $10 million to roads
With about 70 percent of Barbados' roads in disrepair, the government has
repaving several major streets and highways.
The government has already ordered 40 new pieces of equipment, including
compressors, trucks, roller, bobcats and tools, to replace old and derelict machines
that cannot finish the construction plans, Transport and Works Ministry Rommell
In the past, the government has accused utility companies of digging up
lay pipes or wires without repaving them properly, causing potholes and cracked
pavements that gets worse with rain and use by motorists.
"The ministry would pave new roads today, and then within a couple of weeks
utilities companies want to do work to upgrade their facilities," Marshall said.
Marshall said the government would soon implement new legalization to limit
digging that utility companies can do. He did not elaborate.
Copyright 2002 The Associated Press.