PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport has announced that rehabilitation to the road leading to the Sulphur Springs, Soufriere, will officially commence today, July 1.
The area to be rehabilitated runs from the intersection with the South West Road to the Sulphur Springs parking area. The project will involve the resurfacing of one km of road and associated drainage, stabilisation of failed slopes and repairs to the car park adjacent to the park entrance.
Permanent Secretary Dr. Alison Gajadhar said the road works are necessary because of the “immense economic and social importance to the tourism industry and the people of Soufriere”.
A symbolic ceremony to mark the commencement of the project will be held at the Cool Breeze Conference Room on Tuesday, July 1 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Gadjadhar requests visitors to the Sulphur Springs to exercise caution during construction.
The Sulphur Springs Road, which was damaged during the passage of Hurricane Tomas, is being jointly financed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Saint Lucia at a cost EC$3.2 million.
Jamecob’s Quality Construction has been awarded the contract from a competitive tendering process.
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport regrets any inconveniences that may be caused as a result.