Rohan: Uriah Butler Highway patchwork temporary

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

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