GEORGE NEWS - Road works in Mission Street (between Hibernia Primary and George High School) have been dragging on for months, and the end is not in sight yet.
According to the George Municipality, road users will have to remain patient until January next year.
Civil Engineering director Reggie Wesso says the work is a "long-term reconstruction" project to support GO GEORGE infrastructure and the scheduled completion date is January.
"Good progress has been made in combating the sub surface water problems that caused the original road damage and construction on the site continues.
"Rainy weather over the last two weeks may have impacted on some of the work as the surface is required to be dry for work to continue."
He said one lane should be open to accommodate traffic on a 24-hour stop-go system in November. "The municipality understands it is inconvenient and appreciate road users' patience in this regard. The upgrades are necessary to ensure that roads can continue to handle the loads and frequency of bus traffic and will ultimately benefit the communities who use this road regularly."
A resident of La Vallia told the George Herald that the lack of passing traffic seems to attract "unwanted elements" into the neighbourhood and they are anxious for the road works to be completed.
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