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Contract Signed for Construction of Airport Link Road Project Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

The Government of Belize has signed a contract with CISCO Construction Ltd. in the sum of BZ$34,274,306.17 for the construction of the Airport Link Road. The signing of the contract took place on Monday, May 7, 2018 and works are expected to commence immediately. Funding for this project was secured through an OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) loan.

The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Works Project Execution Unit while NARCO Consultants of Kuwait will provide technical and administrative supervision.

The proposed upgrades for this project include the construction of one high-level bridge, which will intersect at the George Price highway and cross the Belize River to intersect the airport access road near Gentrac Belize Ltd.; and the construction of earthen embankments, crushed gravel pavements, and two lanes with shoulders conforming to a 100kph design criteria.

The bridge structure, which is designed to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards, has a total span of 81.7 meters; a trafficable width of 12.05 meters; and is of a reinforced-concrete build. Additional civil works include the construction of two roundabouts and 3-leg roundabouts at the intersection with the airport access road and at the intersection with the George Price Highway.