“Somewhat Uneven Until Final Application”

September 13, 2021 | 11 Comments

“Much of the road surface in areas undergoing trenching is temporary and allows the underlying sub-base to compact before the final surfacing is completed,” the Ministry of Public Works said, explaining that “road surfaces will be somewhat uneven until the final application.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to remind the public of the three-year joint initiative with BELCO launched in early 2020 to carry out coordinated road trenching across the island. The primary objective of this was to enable BELCO to conduct significant upgrades to its network.

“Following these works, the island will have a far more secure, reliable, state of the art infrastructure and no need for future road trenching for many years to come.

“As the work continues, the public should be aware that much of the road surface in areas undergoing trenching is temporary and allows the underlying sub-base to compact before the final surfacing is completed. As such, road surfaces will be somewhat uneven until the final application. An example of this is on the eastern end of Harrington Sound Road.

“The Ministry can advise that following further subsurface work by BELCO to be completed in three months, the final resurfacing work on Harrington Sound Road is expected to commence.

“Motorists should exercise care and caution when travelling on all uneven road surfaces, especially where road works are ongoing.

“The Ministry of Public Works apologizes for these temporary road conditions and thank the motoring public for their continued patience and cooperation during these critical infrastructure upgrades.”

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  1. dunn juice says:

    contractors need to be held more accountable too. roads are horrible. similar to the way the whole island looks so blends in,
    INVISIBLE trenching LMAOOO

  2. Micro says:

    That’s a load of bull. The roads uneven and bumpy because the underlying surface wasn’t properly prepped. Even the “smooth” parts that weren’t dug up are bumpy because the new layer was put down directly over the old pavement.

  3. What says:

    Somewhat Uneven??? Really messing up people’s cars.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Actually, the roads are a lot better now than they were 20 or more years ago. The PLP Government, under Dr. Brown, spent massive amounts of money to straighten, widen and repave roads in Bermuda.

      And for those who might think this is another sarcastic comment, it is not. It is true.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        You must live at the end of a well paved cul de sac and never leave your house .

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          No, I just remember how the roads were in the years before children, when I did not have a car and I went everywhere on a motorcycle.

          • Toodle-oo says:

            Then you need to try riding a motorcycle again.
            I have relatives and friends who live overseas and when they come to visit they can not believe the state of the road surfaces.

      • sandgrownan says:

        And in doing so, spending money we didn’t have. In other words, buying votes.

      • Question says:

        Oh come on. The roads are a freakin mess.

  4. Guy says:

    Bull, they could’ve at least done a better F#%&ING job at covering it up. Worst patch up I’ve ever seen

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