GIS – 17 February 2014: The new Clavet bridge at Sebastopol, constructed to the tune of around Rs 14 million, was officially opened on Friday 14 February 2014 by the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport and Shipping, Mr. Anil Kumar Bachoo.
The decision of constructing a new ten-metre bridge was taken last year by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport and Shipping to address the flooding problems caused during heavy rainfall and bad weather conditions. The problems were partly due to the small size of the previous bridge culvert which was preventing an adequate flow of the river, causing the road on bridge to be inundated. Consequently, inhabitants and road users faced severe hardships.
In view of solving these problems, the bridge has been widened and provision has been made for footpaths, drains and handrails on both sides of the road. As part of the project the river banks have been consolidated with stone masonry walls constructed on both sides, upstream and downstream.
Other projects completed in the surroundings during the year 2012-2013 by the Ministry comprise: construction of lay-by, footpath and drain near Sir Dalais Government School; bridge and storm water drain along B55 at Clemencia; footpath and drain at Camp de Masque; and road resurfacing from Caroline to Bel Air.
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