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Basseterre, Wednesday, 31st October, 2018, ( – A new phase of the resurfacing of the island’s main road in St. Kitts is about to commence. In preparation, government has now launched the process to accept tenders from potential contractors to be involved in the major development.

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has allocated $69 million for the entire island main road rehabilitation project, said an official release.

Already, sections of the island, such as Canada, Keys, West farm and Challengers, have seen road improvements when the first phase of the project was commenced a few months ago.

Government set Wednesday 31st October, 2018, as the launch date for tenders for the new phase.

A Government release said the main activity in Phase 2 will be the resurfacing of the remaining 38 kilometres of the main road from Keys on the eastern side of the island, covering Cayon, Ottley’s, Saddlers and other areas ending at Challengers..

Minister of Public Works, Ian Patches Liburd said that Phase 2 will essentially follow the same model that was used in the previous phase.

This means that the work will be divided into two sections, with construction crews carrying out the various tasks.

Liburd on Sunday 28th October, 2018 that Phase 1 was essentially completed.

This consisted of resurfacing the stretch of road between Camps and Challengers, and constructing sidewalks, drainage systems and retention walls at various points along the island main road.

Additionally, the main road has been widened and realigned at certain points. The remaining work under Phase 1 involves resurfacing the stretch of road between Conaree and Keys. This is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

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