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Screen_Shot_2013-12-04_at_8.08.03_PMSince the start of the week, the Orange Walk Town Council has been seen doing some remedial works on the dilapidated roads of Town. And while the Orange Walk Town council says it is an ongoing effort to ease the woes of motorists, work will be carried out in phases. Operations Manager at the OWTC is Omar Mendez, who told us more.


Omar Mendez - operations manager, OWTC

“The streets were impassable even for pedestrians and worst for vehicles so the council will embark on a campaign to start the repairing of streets especially within this Marcus Canul area, and you can see it for yourself we started at San Martin and presently we are here in San Jose street, and we will continue finishing all these areas up to Guinea Grass Street if possible within this week and then next week we expect to work on the Pasadita area because we did some work there but we still need a lot of work to be continued there so hopefully by next week we will continue definitely on that area in repairing all the street on that side.”

Dalila Ical – Reporter

“In this particular area, how many streets in total are on the,to do list?”

Omar Mendez - operations manager, OWTC

“Within this area we have San Martin, which was the first one way to the north then we have San Estevan, we have San lazaro, we have San Felipe, we have San Diego, San Joaquin, San Pablo and lastly San Jose, those are the streets we working presently and Guinea Grass Street.”

Dalila Ical – Reporter

“Now while I guess it is obvious to see that you know residence that really appreciative of the fact that work is finally getting done here, but another complaint we can hear out there is that the material being used is not really the best, how would you respond to that?”

Omar Mendez - operations manager, OWTC

“Well, at the moment that material that we are getting is the, I would say not up to first degree but definitely it will alleviate a lot for the problems it has a lot of core material and so we have made arrangement we are getting material from Mr. Dave Burgos and so we made arrangement with him to give us core material because this area we need core material, material with a lot of stone so that it can prevent further damages later on if the rain does come back and we will make sure we prepare the street next year before the rains comes.”

Mendez says that remedial works will soon commence on the downtown and Pasadita Areas of town within the weeks to come.

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