Vehicular guardrails being installed in Castries to improve road safety

By Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy

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Scene of a fatal accident in July 2016 in which a Suzuki Swift vehicle plunged into the Castries harbour killing one of the two females on board.

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy has embarked on a project which will help improve road safety.

As of October 1st 2018, Vehicular Guardrails will be installed along the Banannes Bay area near the roundabout leading to the Millennium Highway and along the waterfront opposite the Government Buildings.

A total of 345 meters of Guardrails are expected to be erected.

The Department of Infrastructure wishes to inform pedestrians and the motoring public that during the installation process there will be signs and cones placed to help guide users accordingly. The project is expected to be completed within the next week.

All commuters are asked to be cognizant by user information and road signs which will be placed for their information and guidance.

The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to apologize for any inconveniences which may be caused as a result of this road safety improvements.

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4 comments

  1. It should have been done a long time too many dying also need to be place in other places keep lucia nice and accidents frees as much as possible .

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  2. Now alone? And only there alone? Some amongst us would remember multiple tragic events which could have been prevented with the installation of guard rails. After each, there was a public outcry, followed by typical St. Lucian amnesia. The Grenadian doctor whose car ran off the road by the waterfront? Calypso monarch Janny's death? The Choiseul crash that killed almost 20 people? Really now!

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    • Now alone we have a Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Finance who see it fit to approve financing for such projects. Finally.

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  3. Great idea to install guard rails. Unfortunately it's been installed in an area that should be second tier. Has anyone driven the Castries-Soufriere road lately? With all the traffic on that road, one would think that it should be secured in vulnerable areas.

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