Sidewalk To Be Built By New Bus Shelter

October 6, 2017 | 25 Comments

[Written by Don Burgess]

A new bus shelter is impeding access to a sidewalk in the Devonshire area, however Government assures the public that a new sidewalk is going to be built so people won’t have to step out into the road to get around the bus shelter.

The bus shelter being constructed between Devonshire Recreation Club and the Opportunity Workshop currently blocks the entire sidewalk.

Bus shelter Bermuda Oct 2017

The construction, which has been going on for more than five weeks, was started after Government decided it was a frequent commuter stop and was worthy of providing shelter to those passengers.

A Ministry of Public Works spokesperson told Bernews, “To allay public concerns, the Ministry stressed that the existing sidewalk will be realigned to go in front of the shelter adjusting the size of the lay-by accordingly.

“Simply put, the public can be assured that once the bus shelter is complete, it will not impede the sidewalk.”

The spokesperson could not give a completion date for the project as a number of factors control how long it will take.

“The length of time required to build the bus shelter is dependent on its structure size, kerb size, weather and equipment and staff resources.

“The construction progress of the bus shelter continues, and the Ministry takes this opportunity to apologise to the area residents, motoring public and pedestrians for any inconvenience caused.”

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  1. Careful what you wish for says:

    No buses but find it important to build a bust stop.

    • Real Deal says:

      I dont live down there but i pass there on my way to work sometimes. there is no bus shelter on that stretch and those people have to stand there rain blow or shine. the side walk dont have to be that big i dont even thing one is needed because the bus has to tuck in

    • Cant wait for de bust.
      LMAO

  2. Wahoo says:

    Great work w&e

    • Smoke & Mirrors says:

      5 weeks to build that. WTF. Another example of why W&E should never build anything. This will probably be a 250,000 bus stop by the time it is done. Most construction firms would have two people on the job and be done in 7 days..max!

      • Spit Bouy says:

        Smoke & Mirrors,

        Bingo!!!

      • wahoo says:

        I know I know. The guys just up the road from there are quite anxious for this place to be finished as it will be much more permanent than the tent they have now. I was talking with the one guy and he already has some great decorating ideas involving bottles and rizla packs.

      • SoFar Bie says:

        I agree with you 5 weeks and counting this crazy I’m glad their not building my house it would probably take about ten years.

  3. David says:

    U go David and co spend spend spend those Chinese dollars get the gomint credit card smoking again

  4. Family Man says:

    That’s the total extent of five weeks work?

    If we’re paying by the hour, that’s going to be a multi million dollar bus stop.

    • Spit Bouy says:

      Family Man,

      Yup, There are lots of unemployed construction workers who need jobs if these lot don’t value theirs and it’s way past time that these crews had someone film them daily and play it back so that we could see the total lack of productivity and fire the non-workers.

      Even then people would still be in denial. All this helps to do is drive up the cost of govt and in turn the coast of living as the govt just increases taxes, and other fees to pay for it. Disgraceful!.

  5. Sunshine says:

    I live in the area. Nice to see we are getting a much needed bus shelter. It will be a nice Christmas present for area residents. As I’m sure it will take forever to complete!

  6. Sorry says:

    5 weeks is a joke. That is a week job at best. Guys working there should be embarrassed.

    • Smoke & Mirrors says:

      You have to care , to be embarrassed. they are laughing all the way to the bank. And we are paying for it.

      • Bully Beef says:

        Dats right. Government has absolutely no control over BIU workers although many would qualify for awards – least productive in the western world. I mean, the spokesman admits he cannot give a date. What private company could do that!

        Shameful, shameful government.

  7. Bermudian Patriot says:

    The spokesperson could not give a completion date for the project as a number of factors control how long it will take.

    Availability of ellefants, veed and Netflix on iPhone 10.

  8. Michael says:

    Does anyone know if it will be built by the end of year? The foreman should be fired!! Disgusting

    • Bully Beef says:

      Mikey you have no idea of how the Bermuda government works.

      The foreman is not in charge. The Superintendent is not in charge. The Department Head is not in charge. The Permanent Secretary is not in charge.

      The BIU is in charge and no government will try to control that. Take UNLIMITED sick leave as proof. Look at the pathetic productivity proven by broken busses. The list goes on.

      Face it, we just have to live with it.

  9. Zevon says:

    So they created a problem and now want credit for fixing it. The PLP way of doing things.

  10. Theresa says:

    Why do they start something and then they see the problem. It takes them such a long time to complete most of there projects WHY. This is where a lot of OUR money is being spent.The problem now is the union is best friends with the leaders of this lovely country and believe me that is not a good thing because how do you fight disputes. So are they going to knock it down and rebuild it, i hope not.

  11. Albie says:

    Look at the Crow Lane bus shelter at the roundabout on the east side.

    It spans the sidewalk but has an arch at the ends so piedestrians can walk through without stepping onto the road. That bus shelter must be one of the busiest on island and has been in place with this design for decades.

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