Starting August 2020
Duration: approx six (6) months
Infra Inc. in conjunction with Barbados Water Authority will be laying a large diameter water main along Highway ‘H’ from Society to Colleton, St. John. This upgrade is required to transfer water from BWA’s Vineyard, St. Philip reservoir to the Bowmanston/ Golden Ridge system. These works will include trenching either in the roadway or the road reserve and construction of manholes.
Construction is expected to begin August 2020 and be completed within 6 months.
We anticipate our hours of work for this project to be Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but we may occasionally need to work extended hours as allowed by the Ministry of Transport and Works. The public and residents will be advised in advance of any changes to working hours.
What residents can expect before construction
Prior to construction, representatives from Infra Inc will be taking pre-construction photos along the construction route.
Utility Providers will begin locating their existing infrastructure in preparation for this work, therefore please do not remove any marker stakes or paint markings until the project is completed.
What to expect during construction
During hours of operation you may experience the following:
Traffic Delays and Road Closures – Lane restrictions will be in effect to safely complete this infrastructure improvement which may cause traffic diversions and delays. We will make every effort to minimize this inconvenience and provide advance notice when disruptions must occur. Emergency services will also be informed of these restrictions.
Increased vehicular traffic – At times residents will notice increased traffic as we transport equipment and materials or if nearby works creates a traffic diversion through your neighbourhood. Please be aware and use extra caution while travelling.
Noise and Vibration – Residents may experience some noise and vibration as a result of construction.
Dust and Mud – Due to the nature of the work, there will be increased levels of dust and mud in and around the work site. Preventative and mitigative measures will be put in place to reduce the impact on residents.
Water Service Disruption – There may be some disruption to water service during the project. Residents will be given advanced notice by Barbados Water Authority prior to any scheduled shutdown or disruption.
Thank you for our cooperation as we carry out these maintenance works on our public infrastructure, and apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.