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Improvements in Grand Bahama
By Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama
Sep 11, 2020 - 2:13:16 PM

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The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama expresses great commendatio n to Members of Parliament, Hon. Iram Lewis and Mrs. Pakesia Parker - Edgecombe as well as Administrator for West Grand Bahama Mrs. Cristian Palacious and The Ministry of Public Works for leadership and oversight of recent improvements made in West Grand Bahama .

The Members of Parliament and Administrator agitated for this important work to be done and played a major role in overseeing the identification of areas that pose immediate danger and hazard to the motoring public and temporary patch ing of potholes.

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Waugh Construction Bahamas Ltd. was engaged to carry out work and continued to do so during the COVID - 19 Emergency Lockdown order. Their road patching team progressed steadily and expeditiously throughout the West Grand Bahama District that includes both Central Grand Bahama and West Grand Bahama & Bimini consti tuencies.

Patchwork was completed throughout the following locations:

West Grand Bahama District :

• Bayshore Road, Eight Mile Rock from Bartlett Hill to Jones Town

• Queen’s Highway, Eight Mile Rock (Hepburn Town, Bartlett Hill, Hanna Hill, Martin Town, Russell Town, Jones Town, Holmes Rock)

• Queen’s Highway, West End

• Bayshore Road, West End

• Seagrape Community, Eight Mile Rock

• Multiple side roads in West End

• Hunters and Pinder’s Point main roads

• Side roads in Eight Mile Rock (Hepburn Town, Bartlett H ill, Hanna Hill, Martin Town, Russell Town, Jones Town, Holmes Rock)

East Grand Bahama District :

• Mather Town

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Waugh Construction also satisfactorily executed Road Safety and Traffic Management protocols; receiving favorable feedback from the residents of the West Grand Bahama District.

This year, the government will complete the reconstruction of approximately 8 miles of road in East, Central and West Grand Bahama. The works will comprise hot - mix asphalt at a cost of $6.1 million.

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