(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Infrastructure has activated the delivery mechanism for successful implementation of its US$42 million Road Improvement and Maintenance Program (RIMP IV).
This RIMP IV is the largest single investment in roads being made by a government here in Saint Lucia and will rehabilitate approximately 81km of roads in various communities.
So far under the program, the Saltibus Road Reconstruction Project has begun and is now in full swing, employing scores of skilled residents. In the coming days, many other projects will breathe new life in various communities throughout the island. Additionally, the Cas En Bas Road Rehabilitation Project commenced on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Permanent Secretary in the Department of Infrastructure, Mr. Ivor Daniel, says the Road Improvement and Maintenance Program (RIMP IV) aims to deliver complete reconstruction of several deplorable roads for the benefit of citizens island-wide.
Here is the full list of roads which are identified to receive attention under the Road Improvement and Maintenance Program (RIMP IV):
Piat Road (Grand Riviere)
Marisule / Grande Riviere / Union
Cas en Bas Road
Lower and Upper New Development Roads (Soufriere)
Desrammeaux to La Bourne Junction
Blanchard Road and Spring Road (Micoud)
Bor Lo bel (Dennery Village)
La Retraite (Monchy)
Cacao to Girard
Paix Bouche Gap to Morne Citon via La Guerre
Paix Bouche to Morne Citon via Plateau
Sanvanne A Hoe
Tete Chemin to Vanard
Soufriere Fond St. Jacques
Esperance/Diamond Road through to Soufriere
La Panse/ Morne Du Don
Green Mountain Road (Ring Road)
High Street to Morne Gerald Ring Road (Hospital Road)
Ti Colon to Barre St. Joseph
Road at the back of Morne Bakery (Before Old Kentucky Road)
Link Road from Mon Repos Highway to Patience Combined School
Grass Street Mon Repos
Main Roads – Micoud Village
St. Marie Road (Micoud)
Flamboyant Way, Golf Park, Cap Estate
St. Judes Highway
Marchand Road/Waterworks Road
Pierrot-Belle Vue (Zabo to Belle Vue)
Norbert Road (Gros Islet)
Norbert – Careffe
Careffe – CGRI
La Feuille – Careffe
Old Military Road #2
Bonne Terre Access Road
The Road Improvement and Maintenance Program (RIMP IV) is being executed through a loan valued at US$42 million from the government of Republic of China, Taiwan (ROCT).
The ROCT and government of Saint Lucia have engaged Overseas Engineering & Construction Cooperation (OECC) to undertake design and construction of the roads. They will be engaging local sub-designers and sub-contractors to carry out the design and construction works.