The pothole along the road at Guapo which caused an uproar on social media after a car became stuck, has gained the attention of the Ministry of Works and the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA).
In a statement, the ministry said WASA had1 dispatched a crew to repair the pothole along the Southern Main Road between the 81.5 km to 82.0 km mark near the First and Last Pocket Bar, Cochrane Village, Guapo, Point Fortin.
“In March 2022, the Ministry observed an active water leak at the above location.
“A report was submitted to WASA to repair the leak given its potential impact on the roadway if left unaddressed,” the Ministry said.
Noting the public concerns about the state of the nation’s roads, the Ministry said it is repairing dilapidated roads based on the availability of funds.
“While current economic circumstances have not afforded the opportunity to affect the demands of the public at this time, the Ministry through the Highways Division and PURE Unit has been addressing road rehabilitation based on a system of priority and available funding,” the statement said.
To date, the ministry said 25 tenders are in the process of being awarded to small contractors who will work alongside in-house crews to accelerate road repairs throughout the island.
The ministry said it continues to collaborate with WASA as it repairs the nation’s roads.
The photo of the vehicle which became lodged in the pothole went viral with many citizens expressing disgust at the state of the nation’s roads.