Update on Ongoing Works at Chatham Main Road, 96km MArk 14th November, 2022

Release date: 11/14/2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport would like to provide an update on ongoing works at a landslip at Chatham Main Road, 96km mark. Rehabilitation works on this project are currently ongoing, contrary to comments in the public domain, and are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

In addressing this landslip, the Ministry has been challenged with the ongoing inclement weather conditions, which have led to high saturation levels. Additionally, the presence of naturally occurring springs at the site has necessitated the Ministry and its contractor to revise the approach to be adopted for executing the project.

On Sunday, November 13 2022, Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, visited the site accompanied by Geotechnical personnel who are currently developing a permanent solution for the landslip. We ask that citizens bear with the Ministry while we work to address this failure in the shortest possible timeframe utilizing the most appropriate technology.