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National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) members are ‘severely affected’ by existing poor road conditions, the 1st Vice President of the organisation, Kentry Frederick, has disclosed.
“I think on any given day you get complaints of a dented rim, a cut tyre,” Frederick told St Lucia Times.
He said his vehicle had also been affected.
“But I understand the constraints we have and I do understand the disadvantage to the persons who are affected,” the NCOPT Vice President said.
Frederick said he knew that Infrastructure Ministry officials were looking at the entire road network.
“What we must not forget is what happened to the bridge in the Monchy area, and there’s another area in Grande Riviere, Corinth, that was severely affected by the flood,” the NCOPT Vice President told St Lucia Times.
On November 6 last year, heavy rains associated with an upper-level trough caused widespread flooding and landslides in several communities in the north of Saint Lucia.
“These areas put a serious strain on the Ministry of Infrastructure and that threw off the maintenance of a lot of areas,” Frederick noted.
But he explained that Ministry officials are looking to address the potholes in the interim.
“There is not a definite time frame, but I think they are looking particularly at the weekend when the road is less busy in some areas to do some remedial work,” Frederick stated.
Headline photo: Vehicle traversing the Millennium Highway On December 31, 2022