The Ministry of Public Works has constructed several water channels on Bushrod Island, specifically from the Freeport of Monrovia to the Toyota Garage vicinity. Several neighborhoods’ roads along the Somalia Drive have also been rehabilitated.
Five communities benefited from the road rehabilitation exercise. The communities include New Georgia, Iron Factory, Bardnersville, Shoes’ Factory, and 72nd junction.
According to a release from the Communications and Documentation Division at the Ministry of Public Works, the construction of water channels on the Bushrod Island will prevent flooding in the area and allow the free flow of running water during the rainy season.
During previous wet seasons, the stretch of road particularly from the Freeport of Monrovia to the Toyota Garage vicinity was a very critical spot. Motorists and pedestrians could not ply that route as flood water spilled over the main motor road thus making the road impassable.
In an interview with some residents from the communities that benefitted from the roads’ rehabilitation exercise, the residents commended the Ministry of Public Works’ family for reconditioning their roads. The residents then used the occasion to ensure that no stone is left untouched as far as the vision to have primary roads reach each county capital is realize prior to the end of President Sirleaf’s second term.
Meanwhile, SSF, the company that built the Nezoe-Parker Paint motor road, has completed laying another layer of asphalt and the marking of traffic signs on the road. Thick layers of asphalt have been placed at strategic points on the road as speed breakers so as to reduce the excessive speeding of motorists.