Charles Avenue to be rehabilitated

first_img Share Share LocalNews Charles Avenue to be rehabilitated by: Dominica Vibes News – February 7, 2017 Sharing is caring! 448 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Senator Miriam Blanchard (file photo)The tendering process for the rehabilitation of Charles Avenue, Goodwill will commence this week, the Minister for Public Works has announced.Senator Miriam Blanchard revealed on Friday 3 February 2017 that this is part of government’s efforts and commitment to the island’s development in order to improve the standard of living of all. Finance Minister, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during a press conference in January that estimates and designs for the rehabilitation of Charles Avenue had been completed. Senator Blanchard, who was speaking during the contract signing ceremony for the rehabilitation of the Stockfarm Road, informed that following a further review of the estimates and designs, the Charles Avenue rehabilitation project will go out to tender on Monday 6 February.“We all recall that this project will be funded through funds or revenue collected from the Road Maintenance levy. We expect work on Charles Avenue to commence by the start of the second quarter of the year,” Blanchard indicated.Blanchard said the government is aware of the deteriorating road conditions in other parts of the island caused mainly by above average and extended wet season.Accordingly, government has embarked on the assessment of all roads with a view to begin an aggressive island-wide road rehabilitation programme.Meanwhile, some of the projects under construction include realignment of the Cabannis Road in the Roseau Valley. “We all recall on December 28th 2016, that a section of that road collapsed due to a road edge failure rendering the road unsafe for vehicular traffic and making it impassable. The government then moved swiftly within a matter of days to commence the realignment of this road. Work is progressing smoothly and this is a fact that visible to all,” Blanchard stated. She added that this government’s commitment to the safety and the welfare of its people “cannot be denied”.In addition, rehabilitation of three hundred meters of the Salisbury main road continues.“In fact I visited that project [Salisbury] on Wednesday [1 February 2017] afternoon and work is progressing as per schedule,” Minister Blanchard said.last_img read more

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North Pacific Fishery Management Council Starts Work On Cook Inlet Plan

first_imgAlaska Department of Fish & Game Commercial Fisheries Management Biologist Pat Shields says there could be some uncertainty for fishermen while the council develops its plan… The United Cook Inlet Drift Association and the Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund filed a lawsuit in 2013, challenging the NPFMC’s decision to exempt the Cook Inlet from federal management. A ruling in their favor was announced by the the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2016. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The North Pacific Fishery Management Council last week began work on a Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for the Cook Inlet. The FMP became necessary after the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court ruled last September that the federal council couldn’t defer to the State of Alaska for Cook Inlet management. Shields: “And that process is going to take a year, two years, three years, it’s going to take some length of time. What it means for fishery management as of right now, no one’s really sure.” The state of Alaska is appealing the decision, but the U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t yet announced if it will take up the case.last_img read more

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Crews race to rescue woman whose car was submerged in icy pond

first_img Related Indianapolis Fire Department(INDIANAPOLIS) — Dramatic photos capture the moments fire crews raced to rescue a woman from her submerged car after she drove into an icy pond at an Indiana apartment complex, the Indianapolis Fire Department said.The woman was hospitalized in critical condition, the fire department said in a Facebook post earlier Monday.The winter weather dangers aren’t just in the Midwest. Police in the Northeast and the South are also on high-alert for problems on the road.In Montgomery County, Maryland, people were rescued Tuesday night after a car was stuck in icy water, according to local police.In Connecticut, minor injuries were reported after a two-car crash, the Connecticut State Police said.“Thankfully everyone was able to get out of the car and frigid water,” the state police tweeted.The police department in North Richland Hills, Texas, tweeted Sunday that a car hit a police vehicle after going over an icy patch. Neither driver was seriously injured, police said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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