The road from the St James Church to the Canister in Jamestown and Napoleon Street are being completely resurfaced. Works are being undertaken by ten employees from the Public Works and Services Department.
Desmond Peters, Acting Senior Engineer (Works) said that the project commenced about six weeks ago on 10 June and the job is almost complete.
Funding comes from the Department for International Development and totals approximately £33,000 for street resurfacing works.
Works have been taking place from Mondays to Saturdays to ensure that the job is completed in good time. It has been necessary for parts of the road to be closed, but the operation has been running smoothly and Desmond said that he has received a lot of good comments from members of the public.
After resurfacing is finished the excess grit will be swept and the necessary road marking lines will be repainted.
Other road works are taking place around the Island with funding coming from the PW&SD’s own budget. This will include some other areas of Jamestown. A team is clearing the edges of the roads at Sandy Bay and works are being carried out in Blue Hill where potholes are being filled. The new district road from the Kingdom Hall to the Clinic in Levelwood has recently been completed. The department also has a team working on the Coltsheds road in Longwood. Desmond said that due to the lack of funds, works have had to be carried out in stages on this road. Works commenced last year but it will be completed by the end of this month. The PW&SD has £14,200 which is for use on district roads and £4,200 for use on community roads each year but Desmond explained that this money does not go far, hence the reason why the Coltsheds road could not be completed in a short period of time.
Under the Community Road Scheme (serving not less than three residences to qualify) PW&SD offers assistance with materials and transport, but residents spread the materials themselves.