Two potholes on upgraded road

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BY BEN BILUA

POTHOLES have been seen on the recently improved road leading eastward to the Honiara City Council.

Two potholes are visible, one close to the Honiara City Council westward road and the other close to Victory Enterprise opposite the Honiara Central Market.

These potholes have been expanding over the past weeks demonstrating the urgent need to fix them before they grow any bigger.

When contacted yesterday, Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Mr Jimmy Nuake the section where the two potholes were seen are not new pavement but rather old ones.

He explained that the section from HCC to Mission Place is vulnerable to damages such as potholes as the pavement is old.

“This section is not a new pavement.

“The only new pavements are the bus bay,” Nuake said.

He said the Ministry is currently procuring contractors to maintain the road section concerned as soon as possible.

Nuake said selection and appointment of the new contractor will be made in the next two weeks.

“Contractors to maintain this section of the road including the sealed road are now being procured.

“We hope to get contractors to begin maintenance fairly soon,” he said.

In the meantime, Nuake said MID will try and get a temporary fix to the road.

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