Asphalt Vs. Concrete: Where does Road Taxes of Barbados Go? Not on Golf Club Rd – Transport Minister John Boyce seems mute
You ever drive through Fontabelle? Been by Quality Motors? There’s a concrete road I found there when I was a young child growing up Bim; just learned the cement was laid about 50 years ago – so it is way older than me! Concrete roads are initially more expensive but are far more cost effective as they outlast an asphalt road not meant for tropical weather when the first real dose of drought weather hits the tar then warp happens faster than you can say, “Where are my Road Tax dollars spent, if at all?”
The alternative stretch to H’way 7 which carries one from Dayrells Rd to below Rendezvous Hill depending which way you traverse, apparently has asphalt so old that it is no point in patching
craters potholes, you need to dig up and remove the old foundation and start from scratch, perhaps cement instead like St Patrick’s Roundabout?
Was looking at a Saturday Sun, not long ago to see how many stories
they stole from me of mine inspired them and I realised they understood the same thing, how Golf Club Road is deteriorating rapidly and when is it being fixed since this is a main artery of Barbados.
Especially by the cul-de-sac leading to the Chinese Embassy, there’s an uncapped well where cars constantly burst tyres and residents say it’s just a matter of time before a tourist breaks their ankle and then maybe it will finally get fixed? Neighbours explained how even a petition was signed by all in the area to get this sorted out, it was even discovered what are the correct procedures to have the road fixed and why.
I feel that if a Utility company digs up a road and does not repair it, then when Government does the job instead, they should not only invoice it but deduct it from what they owe that Utility for the following month in lieu of cash for the reconstruction they were forced to initiate! Minister of this portfolio, John Boyce does not know what is happening to the 3S lawsuit but can inform you about Princess Alice H’way and the gabions along the East Coast…
However there are other areas than Golf Club Road, why is the Kingsland stretch parallel to Deighton Griffith Secondary only partially repaired after weeks of scarification? All the way to Montrose Supermarket before you reach the Salvation Army church. As for heading to Milton Lynch primary, the road gets even more atrocious! Perhaps all Barbadians should withhold Road Taxes until results are forthcoming?
Am I paying Road Tax? Is there a point? I miss when everyone knew for sure Elections were coming, all of the roads across the island would be made like new once more – don’t believe me, ask Al Gilkes, I remember he wrote a column once saying he wished Elections were every year so roads would be kept properly by both sides!