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Asphalt Plant Reopens, Crews Working On Roads

Asphalt Plant Reopens, Crews Working On Roads

The East End Asphalt plant reopened today [Feb 12] and the Ministry of Public Works “has ramped up efforts to address the condition of the island’s roads.” Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said, “We are taking the necessary action to improve the state of our roads.” A spokesperson said, “The East End Asphalt... Read more of this article

Fairmont Southampton Redevelopment Begins

Fairmont Southampton Redevelopment Begins

The Fairmont Southampton redevelopment has “kicked off, with shovels in the ground at the Beach Club site this past week and preliminary preparations under way for the hotel renovation,” Westend Properties announced. “The steps we’ve taken at the Fairmont Southampton property this week have been groundbreaking – literally – and are... Read more of this article

Temporary Scaffolding In City Hall Foyer

Temporary Scaffolding In City Hall Foyer

The City of Hamilton is advising members of the public that there is currently scaffolding in place in the City Hall foyer “while investigative infrastructure works are taking place, to ensure the safety of City Hall staff and visitors.” A spokesperson said, ”Furthermore, the City will be placing clear signage within the City Hall... Read more of this article

Whitney Students Create Bermuda Fitted Dinghy

Whitney Students Create Bermuda Fitted Dinghy

[Updated with video] A group of M3 students at Whitney Institute are completing the construction of a life-size Bermuda Fitted Dinghy in a classroom project led by Design and Technology teacher Neil Phillips with the assistance of tradition bearer and master carpenter Milton Hill. A government spokesperson said, “Tradition Bearers is a joint... Read more of this article

Gencom Updates On Fairmont Renovation Work

Gencom Updates On Fairmont Renovation Work

Westend Properties and its managing partner, Gencom, provided an update on the “preliminary work being carried out at the Fairmont Southampton property in preparation for the extensive renovations planned for the hotel and Beach Club.” A spokesperson said, “These early phases of demolition and site preparation are crucial to enabling... Read more of this article

Builders Depot Introduce FLEX Tools

Builders Depot Introduce FLEX Tools

Builders Depot, Bermuda’s one-stop shop for professional quality building products, announced the arrival of FLEX Tools in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The FLEX Tools battery-powered line is known for its performance and durability and is now available for purchase exclusively at Builders Depot.” Alex DeCouto, Dominic Smith, Richard... Read more of this article

Video: Road Closed Due To Collapsed Wall

Video: Road Closed Due To Collapsed Wall

[Updated] There has been a “wall collapse on Middle Road, just east of Flatts Post Office,” this afternoon [Nov 19] the police have confirmed. The Bermuda Police Service posted on X/Twitter saying, “Good afternoon all. There has been a wall collapse on Middle Road, just east of Flatts Post Office. The roadway is now blocked. All traffic... Read more of this article

Govt Issue RFQ For Westover Farm In Sandys

Govt Issue RFQ For Westover Farm In Sandys

The Government has issued a Request for Quotations [RFQ] for renovations at the Westover Farm in Sandys. The website said, “This Request for Quotations is for Alterations & Renovations works at Westover Farm 8 Greenfield Lane Sandys, the works will encompass the following: Masonry works, concrete works, Electrical, Plumbing, tiling, &... Read more of this article

Planning Application For Old Clayhouse Building

Planning Application For Old Clayhouse Building

Clayhouse Renaissance has submitted an application for a development at the old Clayhouse Inn in Devonshire that would include a commercial building consisting of “storage in the Basement Floor, Retail on the Ground Floor, and Doctors Offices on the First Floor” plus 31 car parking bays and 26 cycle bays proposed. The planning application... Read more of this article

One Lane Closure On Harbour Road

One Lane Closure On Harbour Road

The Ministry of Public Works advised the “motoring public that wall repairs work will take place on Harbour Road near the Lower Ferry stop and will require a one lane closure in the eastbound lane.” A Government spokesperson said, “This wall repair work will commence Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 and will be ongoing through Tuesday,... Read more of this article

Govt Admin Building Closed On Tues & Wed

Govt Admin Building Closed On Tues & Wed

The Government Administration Building in Hamilton will be closed on Tuesday [Sept 26] and Wednesday [Sept 27] “due to unforeseen issues encountered while repairing the building’s air conditioning system.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works regrets to inform the public that the Government Administration... Read more of this article

Seven Complete Construction Asphalt Training

Seven Complete Construction Asphalt Training

Chawki Richardson, Garsha Daley, Stevonte Young, Tyori Lynch, Quayan Watson, Samario Valasse and Justin Cameron recently completed a Heavy Highway Construction Asphalt training programme. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Economy and Labour is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Heavy Highway Construction Asphalt... Read more of this article

Govt Taking Concerns Seriously, Doing Reviews

Govt Taking Concerns Seriously, Doing Reviews

The Ministry of Public Works said they are “taking the concerns prompted by the St. Johns Road wall collapse very seriously and has reviewed various walls of similar age and construction,” adding that if people ”notice a wall that seems to be compromised, they can email structures@gov.bm, and a ministry engineer will inspect the wall... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Crane Down Embankment

Photos & Video: Crane Down Embankment

[Updated] A construction crane was traveling on St. John’s Road in Pembroke “when the roadway collapsed” and the “crane tumbled down an embankment,” the police confirmed today [August 7] adding that “the crane operator appeared uninjured, but was still assessed by EMTs at the scene before being transported by ambulance... Read more of this article

Achilles Bay Beach Project Halted For Six Weeks

Achilles Bay Beach Project Halted For Six Weeks

“The project to restore public access to Achilles Bay remains a priority and will be back on track as soon as possible,” said Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister’s comments comes as the Ministry of Public Works updates the public on the status of a Government project to restore public access... Read more of this article

Public Reminded To Call BELCO Before Digging

Public Reminded To Call BELCO Before Digging

BELCO is reminding the public and contractors “to call before they dig or trench, especially when in the vicinity of visible BELCO infrastructure.” A spokesperson said, “Additionally, underground cables may exist even in areas where no BELCO infrastructure may be readily visible. “As a reminder, contacting BELCO before digging... Read more of this article