The rehabilitation of the southern section of the Horseback Ridge Road is nearing completion.
That was confirmed by Parliamentary Representative for the Kalinago Territory, Hon. Ashton Graneau.
The 1.8 million dollar project is being implemented by Contractors Edgehill and Associates and will also include the construction of a new road connecting the rehabilitated road to Concord which is now being referred to as Tuna village.
“This project is one of the major components funded by the Caribbean Development Bank under the loan agreement contracted by the Government of Dominica to undertake the various projects identified by the Carib Territory Community Capacity Building Project. I am happy to report at this time that the rehabilitated section is now 99% complete while we speak and the new road in Tuna Village is 60% complete.”
The project, he says, “has created employment for some of our skilled Kalinago’s in that field. It has also impacted on the lives of truckers and caterers. We should all be aware of the long term impact this project will have on our tourism product and our agricultural sector when completed.”
Kalinago Chief Garnet Joseph says this is a major achievement for the Territory.
“This project is one thing that many of us in our lifetime did not think would be possible, driving from Concord over the hill into the Territory but [today] we must say that this road is almost completed.”