Phillip Goldson Highway Upgrading

November 26 02:21 2015 Print This Article

Press Release – Fifth Road (Phillip Goldson Highway Upgrading) Project – Section A – Airport Road Junction to Haulover Bridge

Belmopan. December 16, 2015. The Government of Belize secured Loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for the Fifth Road (Phillip S.W. Goldson Highway Upgrading) Project. This project, located in Belize City and Ladyville is divided into several components, two of which directly address road infrastructure: Section A (Airport Road Junction to Haulover Bridge) and Section B (Haulover Bridge to Buttonwood Bay Boulevard Roundabout).

Section A of this project involves the upgrading of Phillip Goldson Highway from its intersection with the Airport Road to the northern approach of the Haulover Bridge. Included in the scope of works is the construction of retaining walls in areas where there is the threat of erosion on the road foundation, the installation of erosion protection baskets and rock rip-rap, widening of the road cross section to include paved road shoulders, pavement restoration and re-surfacing. The project also includes installation of road lighting and safety features, such as signs, reflectors, road marking and improved visibility through the clearing of the road reserve.

Today, December 16, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works & Transport, signed the construction contract with CISCO Construction, in the amount of BZ$13,620,965.60, to carry out this section of the project. It is anticipated that works will commence immediately. The supervision consultant assisting the Ministry of Works & Transport is IMC Worldwide of the United Kingdom.

The Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Works
Belmopan, Cayo