Wisroc benefits from road improvements

first_imgResidents of Wisroc Phase Two in Wismar, Linden, Region Ten (Upper Demerara–Berbice) are now breathing a sigh of relief after the main access road to their community, which was virtually destroyed by erosion, has been repaired.Residents had been complaining about the state of the road for several months. According to the Regional Democratic Council of Region 10, the repair project commenced some time ago, and was completed in a short amount of time.Residents of the area have expressed their appreciation for repairs done to the road, as their daily livelihoods were affected by the deplorable condition of this roadway.It was related that the erosion had started during the dry season in April 2019, when there reportedly was a high percentage of bush fires. One of those fires had been a threat to buildings in the area, and residents had been forced to open a main pipeline in the now eroded area to put out the inferno.The gushing water from the pipeline had been responsible for the initial erosion in the area, and the situation worsened when onset of the May/June rainy season.Region 10 Executive Officer Orrin Gordon declared he is grateful that the road has been repaired because the residents were suffering tremendously. He is also pleased with the engineering solution that was used to ensure that water-flow into the gully will be significantly decreased and the sediments would be trapped.The project was spearheaded by engineers who used concrete to rebuild the entire section of the road that was eroded. They reinstated the road-base and sub-base, and then constructed a concrete roadside drain and soak-away outlet system to drain the storm water down into the gully.They also installed a series of culvert tubes to channel the water into the gully. Concrete boxes were also constructed as sedimentation chambers to allow the sediments to be trapped as the water flows down. These are expected to be cleaned intermittently.last_img

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