Today, in a brief ceremony held at the Ministry of Transport and Works Conference Room, contracts were signed for Lot 4 of the 4th Road Project to begin works for the Santa Elena/San Ignacio Bypass Project, which includes the upgrading of Joseph Andrews Drive in San Ignacio up to its intersection with the Benque Viejo Road.

The project which is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Belize was awarded to Norman Reimer of A & N Construction. The Ministry of Works will be assisted by supervision consultants, Becker International Consultants Limited. In addition to the aesthetic and infrastructural improvements, the BZD$5 million project will bring economic benefits and employment to the area.

The works are expected to be completed in eighteen months. Present for the ceremony were Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Rene Montero, Chief Executive Officer in the ministry, Mr. Errol Gentle and representatives from A & N Construction and Becker International Consultants Limited.