Works Minister Rohan Sinanan is assuring that once temporary patchwork is completed, the damaged Uriah Butler Highway will be repaved.
He made the comment moments ago, even as workers from the ministry continued working of patching up several areas of the highway where flood waters had caused serious structural damage to the roadway.
An aerial view of the highway showed there were still flood waters on the southbound carriageway of the highway near the Caroni Bird Sanctuary Overpass up to 10 am.
There have also been scattered showers in parts of the country this morning, increasing anxiety that waterways could rise again.
In an interview with Guardian Media, Sinanan said the ministry was already assessing damage and doing preliminary work on the potholes left in the wake of the floods.
"We have started to do some patchwork in areas which were ripped apart by the water. After this temporary patching we will do an entire re-sheeting," Sinanan said.
He noted that the Manzanilla Road was also still under water so it was impossible to ascertain the extent of the damage. He confirmed that several bridges were also affected, including a bridge at Balmain, Couva.
Source TT Guardian https://bit.ly/2yUUlCT