|Cobble Stone Road to be given a facelift.|
|Written by GIS Officer|
|Monday, 22 August 2011 00:00|
THE BOTTOM/SABA- The Executive Council of the Public Entity of Saba signed an agreement with contractor Henk Wolff to repave the Cobble Stone Road in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in The Bottom.
This facelift will be a welcome relief to motorists, especially those who have to use the hospital and residents that live in the Gap as the road is the only means of getting to that area. The road is unique because it is made of face rock; similar to the walls that line the streets of the island, and it is the last road of its kind on the island. For many years, it has been gradually eroded because of the water flows whenever there is significant rainfall and has some large potholes and has become very uneven and bumpy. However government was unable to find a cost effective solution, while still maintaining the historical value of the road.
Recently the Executive Council approached Henk Wolff, who restored the former Antique Inn, to use his services in improving the aesthetic appearance and still keep the historical façade.
The project will entail the placing of shoulders on both sides of the road, this part of the work will be carried out by the Department of Public Works. The contractor will then use face rocks cut from Saba rocks which will set concrete that will become the road surface.
The project is being funded through the budget of the Public Entity of Saba and the Island Enhancement Fund. It will be managed by the planning bureau and it is expected to be completed by October 31st of this year.
The Executive Council in statement said that the facelift is part of the continuing effort to improve the infrastructure of the island, and this time also keeping the historical charm of the island.
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