The Lady Young Road will remain closed today to facilitate the clearance of debris by the Ministry of Works and Transport in order to be reopened to the public tomorrow. This was announced by Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday.
Motorists were able to drive from the Morvant Junction up the Lady Young where they had to make a detour down Maryland Hill. The Lookout was used as a staging area for the heavy earth moving equipment and trucks to remove the falling debris and rubble.
Speaking on-site to reporters Sinanan said ?The road has been closed off as of 6 o’clock yesterday (Friday).
?We intend to keep the road closed for the entire day today and tomorrow to try to get as much work done as possible.
?We’re trying to gain access at this time to the top of the ridge to bring down all the loose material that is up there.
?It is posing a slight challenge however, we expect to have it completed by tomorrow evening and should have the road passable for Monday morning.?
Sinanan said the challenges now being faced by the ministry was as a result of last year’s inclement weather.
He said the plan was to walk the entire Lady Young Road with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Works Ministry to identify all the vulnerable areas so at least they can take full advantage of the dry season to address it.
© Roberto Pocaterra
© Roberto Pocaterra Pocaterra
Sinanan said they were also doing the same exercise on the Saddle Road and on the road to Maracas.