Residents of Saltibus are calling on the authorities to fix the deplorable Park Estate road.
A resident said although the road is known to be in a bad condition almost all year round, it has now become a hazard to both pedestrians and drivers traversing the area.
The resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Tuesday that whenever it rains the situation becomes ten times worse than it was before, because the water remains trapped in the potholes and keeps the soil moist.
Muddy water is likely to splash on anyone passing there, while a vehicle is travelling.
Another resident said school children are mostly affected by this situation, because they have to use that road daily and its impossible for them not to get their footwear and in some cases uniforms dirty.
“Sometimes there is nowhere to walk. Where are these children going to walk? Look at the picture and you would see for yourself. It’s hard for an adult to use that road much less a child,” the resident said.
In December 2014, the Ministry of Infrastructure had to restore a collapsed box culvert on the road.
Alternative routes—the Balca and Tete Morne roads through Gya Bois, were used during this period. A foot bridge was constructed for pedestrian use.