The Ministry of Works and Transport has started repair work on various parts of the Uriah Butler Highway which were damaged by the weekend’s devastating flooding.
Both lanes were reopened to traffic hours ago after ministry officials determined flood waters on the southbound lane had receded sufficiently.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers in parts of North Trinidad who have been impacted by the ruptured 36-inch diameter transmission main along the Beetham Highway, that repairs, have been completed.
WASA says the re-commissioning of the system commenced around 8.20 am but it is advising customers that it may take up to 36 hours for the scheduled pipe-borne service to be normalized to some areas.
It says a limited truck-borne water service is available with priority given to special homes, health-care and educational institutions.
Fed up of the poor road conditions along Paria Main Road, five Matelot residents came together to undertake their own road paving exercise.
The team was headed by president of the St Helena Village Council (Matelot) John Lewis. Lewis said yesterday that he was at his wits’ end since the roads were growing progressively worse following last November’s landslide which left several families marooned in their homes in Matelot.
Lewis said he placed photographs of the paving job on Facebook not for glory or fame, but for people to know what they have to endure.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising motorists and members of the general public of a traffic disruption along the west-bound carriageway of the Beetham Highway, Sea Lots, as a result of a broken 200-millimetre diameter pipeline.
WASA says temporary road restoration works are currently being carried out to facilitate free flow of vehicular traffic; while repairs of to the ruptured pipeline will be undertaken from 9 pm tonight to 5 am on Saturday.