AFTER weeks of hard work and construction the much anticipated concrete road at Tophill in the Western Provincial capital Gizo has been completed and is now fully utilized by road users.
Work completed last week much to the excitement of residents living at Tophill.
Construction started in early January thanks to the CAUSE Project.
A long time Gizo resident living close to the new road, Michael Derald, following the completion of the project last week, said “after much delay our solid concrete paved road is finally completed”.
Mr Derald thanked the contractors and funders for making the project possible.
“Thanks to our hardworking CAUSE project team for a job well done,” he said.
The need to transform this section of road by using concrete comes after years of struggle by vehicle owners to drive up the sloppy roads during bad weather.
For years the stretch of road located at the Tophill was covered with gravels and during any heavy downpour vehicles especially cars had difficulty driving up the roads to homes and residences within the Bethany and Jah Mountain area.
With the completion of the 8-inch thick concrete road residents living up the area from Tophill, along the Bethany all the way to Jah Mountain will have no longer had difficulty using the road during bad weather.
Already vehicles have been enjoying the new road even during the past weeks when the weather was really bad.
The concrete road is designed to last long and to withstand the harsh weather in the country.
Mr Derald thanked the CAUSE Project for recognizing the need to address the long overdue issue.
“A big thank you Gizo CAUSE project team and your boss for selecting this stretch of road for concreting,” he said.
A first similar concrete road was also constructed at a sloppy road further up at Bethany area. It was completed last year.
There are other CAUSE funded projects that are currently going on within the township.
By MOFFAT MAMU
Solomon Star, Gizo