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Dominica Making Road Upgrades

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - October 21, 2012

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Dominica is working to make improvements to the country’s road network, following the residual effects of Tropical Storm Ophelia in 2011.

“We have started doing some of the river defence works in St Joseph, Mahaut Massacre, Check Hall and Campbell,” said Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore.

After the passage of Ophelia, he said, parts of the southeast of the country were damaged, including San Sauver, Good Hope and Grand Fond.

In addition to those communities, improvements projects are now going in Eggleston and Petite Savanne, he said.

“There are a number of other areas we are trying to address,” he said. “We are putting together an analysis for the restoration of sections of the road in Wotten Waven and we’ll be continuing the road improvement efforts in the Grand Fond area. We are looking at resurfacing the road and putting concrete drains.”

Dominica’s capital city, Roseau, could also be the site of similar projects, he said.

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