Public Works To Begin Several Road Projects

By Antoinette Sendolo

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Public Works is expected to embark on several road projects that were ceased due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus across the country.

Speaking during the Ministry of Information regular Ebola press briefing, the Minister of Public Works, Mr. Judy Moore, said that the Ministry this time around intends to be more aggressive and fast in doing its works.

According to him, the Ministry will provide compensation to those who have properties along the roads before demolishing their properties in order to kick-start the project noting that the roads from Red-light to Gbarnga and Ganta and from Ganta to Yakepa will commence this month.

He said that the board of the African Development Bank or ADB has also approved for the financing of the road from Sodikan to Harper adding that a bridge is also expected to be built to enable the smooth movements of citizens from Liberia to Ivory Coast.

He noted that the Ministry of Public Works recently gave 25million dollars to constructors to commence the road project stressing that the Du-port Road Junction to the Du-port Road River and Barclayville to Greenville road project will also begin this month as well.

The Public Works boss disclosed that along the ELWA to Roberts International Airport, people have built on the alleys something he said makes it almost impossible for cars to access the roads in the various communities.

Mr. Moore also said that the Ministry will make sure that the roads to health facilities remain accessible to citizens making serious emphasis on ensuring access to all Ebola Treatments Units across the country adding that the Ministry will be sending people to clean all the drainages noting that people are using the drainages for dump sites.

He disclosed further that the Somalia Drive road project will begin from Friday to Sunday, January 11, 2015 in order to avoid traffic congestion along the Somalia Drive.