The E. C Loblack Bridge is set to be completed and opened to pedestrians by December 15th 2018.
This was announced by Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit while doing a site visit to the bridge on Tuesday morning.
Mr. Skerrit noted that the bridge will be a replica of the West Bridge, at a cost of 6.5 million EC dollars.
He noted that the bridge was affected by Hurricane Maria, noting that the construction is seeking to make some adaptation done to the bridge to eliminate the possibility of what happened during Maria to happen again.
“So we are actually mimicking the style of the West Bridge was constructed last year, which withstood the forces of Maria, literally unscathed. This project is a cost of 6.5 EC dollars and we expect it to be completed in time on December 15th,” he noted.
He went on to say that while pedestrian access will be made possible sooner, in terms of motorable access, the bridge will be open by the 15th of December.
Mr. Skerrit went on to add that that the schedule is progressing on schedule, going on to commend the ministry of Public Works and the contractors.
“It’s a major undertaking there and the project is on schedule so I really want to commend the Ministry of Public Works for their oversight and for getting this done rather quickly, and also to the contractors for their usual diligence and their professionalism and their high quality of work,” Mr. Skerrit added.