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Govt. to kickoff road projects

The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Public Works has announced plan to shortly resume various road projects across the country that were halted as a result of the Ebola outbreak. 

The Minister of Public Works, Judy Moore, said works will be aggressive and rapid.

Minister Moore said government will provide compensation to citizens with structures erected along the roads to relocate.

He said the road from Redlight 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 approved funds to construct the road from Pleebo Sodikan District to Harper, Maryland County, while a bridge will be constructed over the Cavalla River to connect Liberia to Ivory Coast.

The Public Works Minister added that last week, US$25Million was provided to constructors to commence the road project. He said the Duport Road-Du River project will begin this month, including the road project from Barclayville, Grand Kru County to Greenville, Sinoe County.

Minister Moore noted that many residents have constructed on allies along the ELWA- Roberts International Airport route thus, making it impossible for vehicles to access roads leading to the various communities. 

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He promised to make sure roads to health facilities are accessible, including Ebola Treatment Centers erected across the country.

The Minister said government will restore various road shoulders so drivers can be able to get off the road to put passengers down to avoid traffic, beginning from Vamoma House to Redlight, SD Cooper to the Roberts International Airport as well as clear drainages being used as dump sites.

Meanwhile, Minister Moore has disclosed that the Somalia Drive road project will commence at 10 PM Friday to 6 AM Sunday morning to avoid traffic congestion.

By Ethel A. Tweh

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