Recently, a grant valued at US$5.6M was signed between the government of Liberia and Japan for the road construction and expansion exercise which is expected to shortly commence during this dry season.
According to Minister Moore, the road expansion project when completed would reduce stress and enable the government begin the layout of communities along the ELWA and Robert Field road corridor.
He mentioned, “The government and people of Japan must be commended having secured such an important finance for the Liberian people to access quality roads that meet international standards through its Counterpart Value Fund”.
Moore said the project is also expected to include securing the right of way for a robust four-lane carriage from ELWA to RIA, and the opening of alleys and corridors within communities along the road corridor.
The Public Works Minister said the project which will last for three years, will also include installation of sidewalks and planting of culverts.
The project will help residents of the affected communities have easy access to their respective properties, as well as facilitate the removal of structures constructed in alleyways and community roads along the ELWA-RIA highway.