Residents of Barrackpore are being assured the Ministry of Works and Transport is addressing landslips on St. Croix Road and the rehabilitation of Papourie Road in the shortest possible time.
Design works have been approved to address localized landslips in the area.
Additionally, the Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency has undertaken considerable works in the Moruga/Tableland Constituency with about seventy ongoing and completed projects, including slope stabilization, bridge construction, road and drainage works.
In a media release Monday, the Ministry said it notes with great concern, recent protest action in the Barrackpore area Monday.
The Ministry said burning debris was placed at various points along Rochard Douglas Road, Papourie Road, Kanhai Road, St. Croix Road and Oropouche River Road, which serve as major connectors into the Barrackpore area.
The Ministry said today’s protest action affected seven locations along the Barrackpore connector roads.
The Ministry said it came with an unnecessary cost of three hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars to repair the asphalt surface that was damaged due to the protest fires ignited today.
It said over the past year, the Highways Division has undertaken routine road maintenance in the Barrackpore area which included the patching of over 1,770 square meters of roadway with asphalt.