Road Works in 2023
During our conversation with Moody, we asked him about the ministry’s work in 2023. Moody highlight some areas of priority in the country.
Evondale Moody, Engineering Coordinator, MIDH: “We’re also working on a new project for the upgrading of the San Estevan Road from Banquitas in Orange Walk Town towards the San Estevan Village which is the upgrading and paving of six miles of road to connect the village of San Estevan to Orange Walk Town. Other than that we’re just getting back on stream with our other projects after the Christmas holiday and so we will continue with wrapping up with the Coastal Highway project which we’re about 89% complete with that project and we anticipate that by March/April we will be substantially completed with the Coastal Highway itself. In terms of the other road projects we are also working on the Philip Goldson Highway from Mile 24 to the border that is continuing and the idea is that we have completion for that project slated for October 2023. We have also commenced the procurement process for the upgrading of the Philip Goldson Highway from the airport junction to mile 24. That project is being funded by CABEI with counterpart funding from the Government of Belize where we will upgrade that highway section including the construction of a new roundabout at the airport intersection and also one at Lord’s Bank junction itself. We also have the Caracol road project which is still ongoing. We have substantially completed phase 1 which is from Georgeville going through San Antonio, Christo Rey to Santa Elena and also from Tripartite Junction to Pinol bridge. That section we have given substantial completion to the contractor in December and so we have the second phase now that we are implementing which is from Pinol to the Caracol Maya Ruin which is another 42 kilometers.”