Speed bumps erected along Barre D’ Lisle

Speed bumps erected along Barre D’ Lisle

Six speed bumps were recently erected along the site of the Hurricane Thomas Reconstruction Project at Barre D’ Lisle.

This move comes some three months after a construction worker was crushed to death due to the partial collapse of the construction site. Another construction staff was also injured.

It is believed that a container truck, which had just travelled along that route, had de-stabilised the foundation of the site, which may have caused the collapse.

The dead man, Francis Alexander, also known as ‘Roti’ of Goodlands, Castries, got buried under a thick layer of sand and bricks. An excavator dug up the remains of the dead man, which was buried a few feet below the sand and bricks.

However, Coordinator of the Ministry of Infrastructure project Jude Regis told St Lucia News Online (SNO) today (May 29) that the speed bumps were not erected as a direct result of the incident at the construction site.

Regis explained that the project is part of a wider plan to target areas where they feel persons are speeding on the roadways and could lead to accidents. Barre D’ Lisle, he noted, was one of the areas on the list, scheduled to have speed bumps aimed at reducing speed.

“Part of the speed bumps is more or less to slow down the traffic. It is a means of regulating the traffic in the area … and especially near a construction site where you have workers, you have vehicle coming in and heavy equipment moving around,” he explained.

While he could not provide more details on the project which is being done island-wide, Regis said that there are other targeted areas, where speed bumps would be erected over the coming months.

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  1. BRAM BRAM WRONG MOVE YOU ENCOURAGING MORE CRIME .YOU THE ADVISOR TO PIPE YOU SEE,USELESS MONEY BEIND PAID TO YOU FOR THAT.YOU NEED TO GO HOME AND STAY HOME .THERE YOU PUT SPEED BUMPS COME ON BRAM BRAM.

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  2. IT IS TIME FOR THE ST.LUCIA GOVERNMENT TO GET THIS THROUGH THEIR THICK HEADS. YOU MUST HAVE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS POSTED ALONG OUR ROADS , AND HAVE THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THE ROAD WAY. THIS IS NOT SO HARD. YOU MAKE SPEEDERS PAY A HEFTY PRICE FOR SPEEDING, THE MESSAGE WILL GET ACROSS JUST FINE.

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  3. That is a whole lot of bull shit.FOR THOSE WHO SAY SPEED BUMPS WILL REDUCE ACCIDENTS I SAY U ARE IGNORANT (HIGH CLASS) THAT IS A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. YOU WANT TO IMPOSE SPEED LIMITS AND IS SPEED BUMPS YOU USING? WHY NOT POLICE AND CAMERAS AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS. JOB FOR THE BOYS.

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  4. Brilliant idea. Speed bumpsshould be rolled out throught St Lucia. It may extend travelling time by a few minutes, but it will save your life and that of others. The next thing that should be rolled out would be speed cameras and on the spot fines for reckless driving. Think of the lives that can be saved or could have been saved. I have never heard of people dieing or being robbed due to speed bumps. Think my people, think take time to reflect.

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    • So are we supposed to die only from old age? You sound like the US Gov't who try to prevent ppl from dying from any and everything.

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  5. As someone mentioned, these may just be what the thieves are looking for. When one slows down for these bumps for them to attack. People watch out as the article said there are 6 of them be careful in the evening. The government is seeing through its @#$%.

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  6. Speed bumps on the main high way is ridiculous. It makes the commute less efficient (now Vfort to Castries is like 10 more mins not to mention all other road diversions) and it's hard on people's vehicles on top of being frustrating to drivers.

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  7. Lucians always complaining REMEMBER THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS....people were complaining it was changing to fast....you Lucians deal with the speed bumps and get a life!!

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  8. This is one of the worst idea someone can think of. The person who came up with this speed bump idea needs some kick in the butt

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  9. The government now makes it very easy for thieves to hold up people there at night! Too often the Government and it's Physical Planners just don't think, or don't care, enough of the serious social implications of their very wild decisions.

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  10. When Guy Joseph spoke about these careful manner in repairing the road he was ridicule by KENNY AND COMPANY especially Philip J Pierre.See how long it has taken them to finish the repair. LABOUR PARTY A WHOLE BUNCH OF MAMA GUYING MEN AND WOMEN.

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  11. so now we are telling people to slow down there and wherever speed bumps don't appear we should not slow down even though there is a reason to or a slow down sign??? FOOLISHNESS.

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  12. .... Weh do ppl place speed bumps on the Primary Road Network? OMG we need to learn to drive and be educate don signs and respect them. Construction site ahead site and slow down would do ok for people.We the drivers just have to bey them and we will all be safe.

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  13. All this is going to do is have most drivers going over the bumps ONE tyre at a time, then speed even more AFTER the bumps to make up for the 10 to 15 seconds of lost time they experienced while going over the bumps. Great idea- NOT !!

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  14. The spend bumps is a good idea because it appears that every other day there is accidents in tht area, and most drivers don't take thier time when driving.

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  15. The spend bumps is a good idea because every it appears that every other day there is accidents in tht area, and most drivers don't take thier time when driving.

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  16. THIS IS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER . YOU CANNOT HAVE SOME ONE WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE OR SHE IS DOING IN DEALING WITH TRAFFIC. YOU CANNOT HAVE SPEED BUMPS ON A HIGHWAY.SPEED BUMPS MUST ONLY BE ERECTED IN DESIGNATED AREAS SUCH AS SCHOOLS. HOSPITALS, ETC. AND FOR JUDE REGIS IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE ROAD SITUATION , YOU MUST START BY POSTING SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ALONG OUR HIGH WAY AND HAVE THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT ENFORCE THE LAW. YOU MUST GET IN THE SPEEDERS POCKET . ONLY THEN WILL WE GET SOME RELIEF ON OUR ROADS. SO PLEASE GET THE SPEED BUMP OFF THE HIGHWAY.

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    • while I agree with you. technically there are no high ways in st lucia..please look up the meaning.

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  17. Worst idea ever is the truth,this is gonna cause problems for us as bus drivers,causing damage to our vehicles.only today a bus broke down going over those horrible installs. They need to get them out

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  18. Very good idea to save lives.At least for once they have been proactive.Drivers need to cut down on the speeding at the one lane traffic.They will remove the speed bumps when every things are normalised.

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  19. I always new Jude Regis was a rubber stamp engineer. He proved that....you control a construction site with proper signs, signals and trained man power. And not by impeding traffic.

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  20. This is unacceptable. Main roads should not consist of speed bumps. Would I spend my money + 100% or more on duties to put a car on the road and not enjoy driving it? To me the government has better things to spend 'our' money on. Fix the damn roads around the country first.

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  21. This is the worst idea ever. I respect that someone has died but this isn't due to the fact of speeding. The VF to Castries road is one of the best roads I have driven in the world, the fantastic corners and straights that it consists. But to destroy the joy of driving up the Barre D'Lisle, I am greatly disappointed and saddened. When last was there an accident on that road. I am completely against this idea. This has also slowed down the commute.

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    • Let's hope that they will be removed on completion of the construction work - I see no other justification for these bumps!!!

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