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Project Manager at the Public Works Ministry, Jermaine Braithwaite said the $413 million Leguan Stelling is expected to be completed by June
Speaking with the government Department of Public Information (DPI) Braithwaite informed that June 30, 2023 is the projected completion date.
According to the Project Manager works are progressing satisfactorily and at the rate at which he’s progressing will be able to meet the target deadline and they will be able to monitor and manage the facility to ensure efficient implementation.
The contract for the rehabilitation of the stelling was signed by S. Maraj Contracting Services in September 2018.
The project consists of two components aimed at complete rehabilitation of the timber structure, and expansion of the stelling platform through the construction of the reinforced concrete stelling that will be adjacent and adjoining to the existing structure.
The new reinforced concrete section of the stelling will be constructed on 228 prestressed concrete piles and will measure some 160 ft by 130 ft.
A new link-span bridge will be incorporated into the structure. It will also facilitate the mooring of the ferry, the off-loading of commodities and the ingress and egress of passengers and vehicles.
Safety elements will be incorporated such as lighting, and safety rails on both the rehabilitated intersection and the reinforced concrete northern extension of the stelling.
The project also caters for the construction of an admininstion building for the Transport and Harbours Department staff.
According to the DPI’s report all of the rehabilitation works on the existing timber carriageway have been completed and that work involved the replacement of deteriorated foundation piles, and all the works on the southern existing timber extension of the facility. Deteriorated timber members on the carriageway were replaced.
The ongoing work focuses on the completion of the reinforced concrete deck at the northern section. After which the link-span bridge and unit-float pontoon will be installed.