Minister Lake says road patch work activities to start first week of September

The Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake announced on Thursday that road pavement preventive maintenance will commence in the first week of September on some of the main road arteries that leads to Philipsburg.


These activities will be carried out in the evening hours from 8.00pm until 5.00am. Contractor MNO will be carrying out the road maintenance work.

Motorists are advised to be alert and attentive to the road traffic deviation signs which will indicate road closures and re-routing of traffic.

On September 2 work is tentatively scheduled to commence on the Bush Road in the vicinity of Kwik Bargains, where the existing base of the road surface will be removed. On Wednesday September 4 a new layer of asphalt will be placed. Roads that will be affected are Bush Road starting from the Prince Bernhard Bridge and the intersection Bush Road/Zagersgut Road. There will be no through traffic on Bush Road area Kwik Bargains.

On September 3 road maintenance works will be carried out on Arch Road in the area of Cable TV. The existing road base will be removed and on September 4 a new layer of asphalt will be placed. Roads to be affected by the maintenance activities are the intersection A.Th. Illidge Road/Arch Road area Madame Estate Gasoline Station and the Arch Road area near the Zoo. There will be no through traffic on Arch Road section Cable TV.

On September 8 work will be carried out on the four sections at the intersection Prins Bernhard Bridge. These road work activities will commence from midnight Saturday into Sunday and will continue until all the necessary works are finished.

Roads that will be affected are intersection Bush Road/Prins Bernhard Bridge and intersection Zagersgut/A.Th. Illidge Road area Eddy Auto Supply, and intersection Walter Nisbeth Road/Prince Bernhard Bridge, and the road intersection Longwall Road/Prince Bernhard Bridge. There will be no through traffic at all these intersections.

"The surface areas of the aforementioned roads are in dire need of repair, and Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconvenience that may be caused with the partial closures during work activities.

"These works are being carried out during the evening hours to ensure as little inconvenience as possible. I appeal to motorists to be patient and to drive carefully," Minster Hon. Maurice Lake said on Thursday.

Motorists are advised to observe the traffic directional signs when road works are underway during the aforementioned hours.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Minister Hon. Maurice Lake (left) being informed by the contractor about the road repair activities to get underway shortly. DCOMM Photo