The Public Works Ministry on Tuesday announced that Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, will be upgraded to a four-lane road as part of the Government’s transformative infrastructure agenda which will continue in 2024.
In February 2023, the Ministry embarked on public tendering for the rehabilitation and upgrade of Carifesta Avenue (Phase 1), and a contract was inked in December 2023.
The scope of works under this phase of the project entails the construction of concrete drains to the northern side of Carifesta Avenue and the widening of the existing single-lane northern carriageway to allow for two lanes.
The northern side was chosen for Phase One because the civil works for the southern side are very extensive. Thus, the northern side will be converted to a double lane during the construction period.
According to the Ministry, these will incorporate revetment and widening works to include an additional westbound lane along Carifesta Avenue.
Meanwhile, Homestretch Avenue will also see major upgrades expanding to four lanes. A contract has already been signed for this, the Ministry said.
Thomas Lands, another main thoroughfare, will see rehabilitation as well, providing a vital link from east to west, while Vlissengen Road will see geometric improvements to facilitate turning lanes.
Lamaha Street, from Vlissengen Road to Sheriff Street, is also being widened and upgraded, along with Conversation Tree (to four lanes). This is to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.