One of the serious landslips on the Guaracara-Tabaquite Road. (Image courtesy Councillor Alvin K. Daniel)

Local Government Councillor for Ben Lomond/Hardbargain/Williamsville, Alvin K. Daniel, is appealing to the Minister of Works and Transport, Rohan Sinanan, to ensure the Guaracara Tabaquite Road is repaired urgently.

Councillor Daniel says the roadway is getting more landslips, in addition to numerous potholes.

“The residents are grateful for the portion of the road that was paved earlier this year and the multiple patching exercises,” Councillor Daniel writes in a release.  “However, the roadway is still in a deplorable condition, and we are kindly asking that more is done given the immediate threat of life and loss of property.”

Councillor Daniel says life has become difficult for the commuting residents who are already inundated by the impact of COVID-19, and that “it is unfair currently that persons must spend extra on increased vehicular repairs and maintenance costs due to the deplorable state of the road.”

“We have numerous potholes that can be compared to craters, and landslips of astronomical impacts.  The recently repaired Garth Road landslip has not only become an eyesore but a serious hazard,” he points out.

He added in his appeal to Minister Sinanan: “I am informed that there is a lack of material accessible to the Ministry to do repairs and I believe that your personal intervention is required to bring resolve.”