Drivers passing through George Town
will have to endure another six weeks of rough roads as the Water Authority
continues to upgrade the main water supply pipeline in the area.
Work is currently under way on
South Church Street and Harbour Drive.
“Work commenced this past weekend
to upgrade the main water supply pipeline on South Church Street, from the
junction of Harbour Drive to Denham Thompson Way,” said Joanna
Welcome-Martinez, customer service manager at the Water Authority.
“The purpose of the project is to
replace the current 8-inch diameter pipeline with a 12-inch pipeline to
increase the capacity of the system and improve reliability, more specifically
to meet customer demand,” she said.
The work will continue through
September 2010, “barring any unforeseen occurrences”, Ms Welcome-Martinez
added. The upgrading is being carried out in sections with the first phase of
the work being done between Harbour Drive and Ugland House from 10pm to 6am.
Work on later sections, as far as Denham Thompson Way, will be done during the
day, from 9am to 4pm.
Although there are currently no
road closures, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes, if possible,
and as work progresses, traffic may be reduced to one lane or the road may be
The project is part of the Water
Authority’s 10-year capital plan to expand and upgrade its water and wastewater