Roadwork on Sir George Walter Highway begins

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Roadwork on the Sir George Walter Highway or Airport Road has officially started with some minor challenges.
The main issue is that the work caused a severe back up of traffic for over an hour and motorists were not happy.
Drivers lamented that the road work is happening at a time when people are busy trying to get to their jobs and conduct final banking transactions before the Easter holiday.
Some people who were on the way to the airport were concerned that they could miss their flights because of the slow traffic.
But members of the public works department say development cannot come without some setback.
Roadworkers say traffic congestion will happen occasionally when waterpipes are being moved across the road.
These workmen are also complaining that some drivers are not adhering to the stop signs and are refusing to slow down when directed to do so.
The project will last for approximately five weeks and two-way traffic is being maintained.
Road users are being urged by the Ministry of Works and Housing to exercise extreme caution when traversing in the construction area.
The operation is a part of the Antigua and Barbuda’s Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project which is being financed by the United Kingdom to the tune of $20M.

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