Concerned that the upcoming rainy season could make travel difficult, residents of Sinoe’s Dugba River District have taken matters into their own hands and begun rehabilitation work on major roads and access paths within the district.
Compagnie Sahelienne d’Entreprises, a Senegalese construction firm contracted to build the 67-kilometers Ganta-Yekepa Highway in Nimba, is planning to pave 16.5 kilometers of the project before the start of the next rainy season, Nimba’s resident engineer has disclosed.
Controversy has erupted in the Senate over President George Weah’s recent groundbreaking of the RIA Highway Expansion Project. The project aims to convert the 45-km highway to the Roberts International Airport from a two-lane one to a four-lane highway.
The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia and the Ministry of Public Works have committed to coordinating their efforts to strengthen Liberia’s capacity to provide routine maintenance of paved and unpaved primary roads.
All is set for the start of construction of the coastal highway project connecting all southeastern counties with the rest of the country. This is according to recent disclosures by the Minister of Public Works, Mabutu Nyenpan, who spoke to members of the Senate Committee on Public Works.
Despite the completion of reconstruction work on the Timbo River Bridge between River Cess and Grand Bassa, the road to the southeast remains nearly impassible due to its poor condition.
The collapse of a major bridge that runs across the Tuma River in Gbarpolu is making life difficult for residents of the many towns and villages connected by the bridge.
In the video below, commuters at the Dorkorta crossing point express their frustration with the impact of a damaged bridge in Gbarpolu. The bridge, which ran across the Tuma River, was the only crossing point for residents and connects two administrative districts in the county.