I wrote several letters pertaining to the deplorable state of Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. I was delighted to see this road is now under repairs about a week ago but the road works I see here are not properly done; it’s very poor and sloppy road work.
First I noticed they graded the road up to the National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI). I also noted with interest that they are throwing in some crushed brick or loom into these big pot holes.
First, they need to cut these holes deep and dig out all the moisture underneath and all the slush in the holes, allow it to dry before they put in any brick and cover it with bitumen. They are just throwing some bricks in these holes to cover it and throw bitumen or asphalt to cover it.
One can clearly see this road has tons of holes on the edges and the edges are broken they did nothing on the holes at the edges thus this sloppy repairs they are doing will not last a month because very heavy trucks, hymacks, container trucks traverse this road daily. This road needs to be redone in a durable manner and engineers should determine the weight of the vehicles that can run on it.
Residents need to know who has the contract for Agriculture Road. What does the contract entail? How far will this road be built? What materials ought to be used for the road repairs and reconstruction? And who is the engineer overseeing this meaningless and sloppy work – we will soon read in the press it cost millions of dollars to rehabilitate.