An artist’s rendering of the new West Bridge.
NSG Barbados, Government of Dominica sign West Bridge deal
Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:00am Barbados1
The NSG Management and Technical Services Limited of Barbados, on Wednesday, signed an EC$18,182,400 contract with the Government of Dominica for a major infrastructure project in Roseau.
Construction work is to commence in May of the new West Bridge. It includes demolition of the existing structure and its foundations, the construction of a new two-lane bridge on new foundations and approach apron roads; as well as connection to the Roseau River walls, construction of a river training wall and dredging of the river.
The project is expected to be completed within twelve months. These works form part of the Roseau Enhancement Project and come out of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed in 2014 between NSG Management and Technical Services Limited and the Government of Dominica, and the design contract signed between the two parties in 2015.
The West Bridge will see a number of enhanced features to the current crossing. It will be approximately 4 metres longer than the existing structure with an arched profile, thereby increasing the stream flow of the river. It will have two lanes of traffic on the 7.3 metres roadway, plus two 1.5 metres wide footpaths, safety railings, LED lighting poles and bridge under-lighting.
NSG has over 40 years of experience working in the Caribbean with both government and private entities in project management, and logistics for a broad array of products and services. Recent contracts include the supply of bridges to both St. Lucia’s Government and the Tobago House of Assembly. Also, dredging and construction works to the Defence Force Naval bases in the Bahamas, supply and installation of equipment, and professional services for the new St. Vincent Airport to the value of over EC$57 million.
NSG anticipates that a number of local contractors will secure work on the various components of the project, and the company will work closely with the PWD
and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Ports for the earliest completion date. (KW)