#WhileTheyBickerWeDeliver is the hashtag on Jadia Jn Pierre-Emmanuel’s Facebook profile post as she announced that the bridge on the Gros Islet-Castries roadway, opposite the JQ Rodney Bay Mall, is expected to be open soon.
The press secretary, posting in an unofficial capacity, stated: “When we said the project would be completed soon the road would be reopened, many persons came in here to say not till Christmas or the New Year. I just came to wish SLAP [St. Lucians Aiming for Progress] a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
“The bridge is complete, the road will be paved tomorrow. Immediately thereafter, the road will be open. Again, Joyeux Noel.”
Jn Pierre-Emmanuel also backed up her statement with photos (see those in story).
The roadway was closed to all vehicular traffic after a section of the southbound lane collapsed – creating what was commonly called a “sinkhole – between Nov. 12 and 13.
“Failed ARMCO culverts” were reported by an official to be the cause of the collapse.