Advisory: Uneven Pavement On Somerset Road

January 2, 2017

Motorists are advised to use caution along a section of Somerset Road between Hook ‘N Ladder Lane and Cambridge Road “until the uneven pavement can be appropriately addressed,” the police have advised today.

A police spokesperson said, “The motoring public, especially those using two wheeled vehicles, is advised to use caution along a section of Somerset Road in Sandys parish between Hook ‘N Ladder Lane and Cambridge Road until the uneven pavement can be appropriately addressed.”

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  1. Lualaba says:

    Yes… some overpaid idiot at W&E stripped the road without having tarmac available to finish the job…

  2. Peter says:

    Some of us living in the West End had actually noticed the road condition – a week ago at least!, Hamilton just found out?.?

  3. Dangel says:

    Poor planning on W&E part! The road should not have been stripped unless they were sure of having asphalt. A couple of weeks ago when it rained the same thing happened. This time the road is really bad!!! I also noted that the work was being carried out extra hours only up to end of November. The workers, I am sure were happy with their paychecks with Christmas looming.

    W&E please fix it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    This is going to take some time. First the road has to be “appropriately addressed”. Then it has to be sent to that location, which will take awhile if the Bermuda Postal Service handles it. Once that is done who knows how long it will take for an answer to come back & a REPAIR actually made.

  5. Second says:

    Disgusting that the road has been left in such a poor state. Poor planning and even poorer management!!!

  6. Argus says:

    If only people would appreciate how assiduous Government is at maintaining our roads.

  7. sage says:

    Great job Minister Cannonier, maybe we can hold some motocross races on this stretch of road. How much did this magnificent feat of engineering cost us? How much to fix it, who is accountable?

    • trump supporter says:

      I agree how he can be in that position. He cant arrange for a pot hole or a sidewalk to be repaired./
      And I don’t vote but favor the OBA mostly.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      I did not know that Ministers of W&E actually picked up shovels & did the work.

      Before getting on the Ministers case perhaps you should give the foreman, his manager, the Director of W&E & anyone else up the food chain in the CS responsible before blaming the Minister.

      • sage says:

        They do, only for 30 second photo-ops. Where does the buck stop then? This is not the first road his department has effed up, but hey, let’s not demand accountability from overpaid politicians, they deserve a break poor things.

  8. Micro says:

    They actually stripped up the old asphalt? Somebody knows what they’re doing for once.

  9. Lone Wolf says:

    EVERY stretch of road in Bermuda is in horrible shape! Anyone riding ‘two wheeled vehicles’ anywhere in Bermuda has to use extreme care.

    I plan to start riding a scrambler to work this year. It’s the only way to survive the conditions of the roads. And every time the police give me a ticket for no license / insurance, I’ll forward it to the Government.

    Along with my previous bike’s repair bills and my hospital / Doctor bills for my injured back and ruptured spleen!

  10. Evans Bay says:

    Have a look at Evans Bay Road, they decided that putting gravel down instead of tarmac is a GREAT idea! until some one drives down it on a bike and decks out getting a mouthful of gravel! took them months to do a minor repair on the wall. Every day WE where seen fishing and sleeping off the dock, showing up at 7am staying there all day doing nothing at all for weeks and weeks. Finally they managed to pump out the repairs to the walls in the 2 weeks prior to Christmas. W&E is a real joke Fire them all!

  11. Oppressed says:

    This stretch of road was one of the worst on the island. Then Works and Entertainment show up, milled it all up, put down what was tantamount to a scratch coat with out a binder, rain comes, as it does in Bermuda, the scratch coat goes missing, they then patch it back up followed by more rain, more holes, loose aggregate, and then weeks later, a warning to use caution. The worst part of this whole mess is that when the road is finally reinstated to what W&E thinks is a finished product, it really won’t be much better than where it all began.

    Bottom line, the worst carriageway on the island was made even worse.

  12. Oppressed says:

    This stretch of road was one of the worst on the island. Then Works and Entertainment show up, milled it all up, put down what was tantamount to a scratch coat without a binder, rain comes, as it does in Bermuda, the scratch coat goes missing, they then patch it back up followed by more rain, more holes, loose aggregate, and then weeks later, a warning to use caution. The worst part of this whole mess is that when the road is finally reinstated to what W&E thinks is a finished product, it really won’t be much better than where it all began.

    Bottom line, the worst carriageway on the island was made even worse.