section of Coconut Drive was almost impassable during the rainy
|The new and
improved Coconut Drive
True to their word, the firm of Rojas, Schulz &
Nelder completed the placing of cobblestones on a portion of Coconut Drive by
the end of March, as stated in the February 28th issue of the San Pedro
Sun. The placing of cobblestones in the area from the Island
Super Market traveling north to the area in front of TMM commenced the last week
in February and was ready by the Easter weekend. In order to achieve this, Mr.
Guillermo Rojas, supervisor for the project, divided his work crew into two
shifts; one during the day and another after normal hours. In addition, the crew
managed to place speed bumps in four selected areas of the stretch of road to
slow down traffic.
A spokesperson from the firm of Rojas,
Schulz & Nelder told this newspaper that presently only a few final touches
remain. These include the placement of nine drain covers, reflective paint on
the speed bumps, and rebuilding the first speed bump in front of Island Super
Market. If the drain covers arrive as scheduled, it is estimated the work will
be completed in one week's time.
The cost of
the upgrade of some 800 feet of Coconut Drive was estimated at $318,642.89, and
was funded by the Government of Belize.