Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities Mr. Ronald Smith-Berkeley says he is confident that the expertise and commitment reside within the ministry to restore the Territory’s road network and bring relief to the people of the Virgin Islands.
Mr. Smith-Berkeley was completing a site visit on Virgin Gorda on October 11 where work to upgrade the drainage, resurfacing and asphalt paving of a sidewalk on Lee Road is complete.
The Permanent Secretary along with other ministry officials visited the completed site on Virgin Gorda as well as other sites including Nail Bay, where there has been some undermining of the road. Mr. Smith-Berkeley said, “The trip was very fruitful, I was able to survey the damages first hand and better appreciate the urgency that is required in the rehabilitation of the Territory’s road network.”
Mr. Smith-Berkeley also added that the trip to Virgin Gorda gave him the opportunity to hear directly from the officers in the field regarding challenges and solutions to the restoring the Territory’s roads.
Meanwhile, road and drainage repair has started at the Great Mountain, Fahie Hill junction.
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Honourable Kye Rymer said that section of road is exposed to run-off water and this has undermined the surface, damaged the pavement and is posing a threat to drivers.
Honourable Rymer said, “As a Government, we want to ensure this and all roads in the BVI are safe and friendly for motorists and pedestrians.”
As the works continue, motorists and pedestrians are also asked to adhere to the traffic lights and signs placed for their safety.
Remember, DRIVE CAREFULLY. RIDE CAREFULLY. BE SAFE. BUCKLE UP!
Attached: Images of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Mr. Ronald Smith-Berkeley and other Ministry Officials in Virgin Gorda.