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imagePresently work is underway in Corozal on 7th Avenue; one of the many roads in that district that is in dire need of upgrading.   While the aim of the infrastructural Project is to uplift the main artery to the Northern Border, problems already form part of the project. Victor Castillo reports.

Victor Castillo – Reporting

Currently work is taking place on 7th Avenue in Corozal Town, which forms part of the Philip Goldson Highway. The project, which falls under the$4.4 million infrastructural project funded by GOB, will see the upgrading of one mile of road. Good news right?

But as the old saying goes, progress brings problems and that’s the scenario that is building up in Corozal as residents and business owners who are located along 7th Avenue are concerned about the clouds of dust that is being produced by the heavy machineries working in the area.

Insert Resident

“Uno tiene que tal vez aguantar un poco de eso por el tiempo que se hace.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“Que usted piensa ahora sobre la compostura de la calle, como beneficiara, no solo a usted pero a todo el pueblo?’


Insert Resident

“Pues seguro que está yendo bien la cosa y veo que los están haciendo y ya era hora que hagan algo así también.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter

“Dust is terrible out here, how does this affect?”

Insert Resident

“Well, it got you sneezing a lot and it affects a lot and it literally gives you cold and it makes you feel bad.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter

“Now, at the end of the project, with the road cemented and everything, how do you see this benefitting you?”


Insert Resident

“Well, a lot because in front of my yard there is always full of mud, people don’t want to come in, they just wash their ride, they want to check a noise or something, I can’t blame them.”

And while 7th Avenue will be free of craters once the work concludes, the fact remains that businesses are now experiencing a financial downfall.

Insert Resident

“Well, we will hold on hoping it finishes fast, because business wise is bad right now about a month right now that my business has been slowing down, no work.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“What kind of work do you operate here?”

Insert Resident

“We are mechanic shop; overhaul, rebuild whatever on farm or agriculture equipment.”

Today when we spoke with contractors, we were informed that they will be working at a pace of 200ft per day. To date, 600 feet of the road has been cemented.

CTV3 News understands that the Corozal Town Council, with the assistance of other entities, will be cementing 6th Avenue and 4th Street South. We are also informed that a second coating will be applied to 1st Avenue and 3rd Street North.

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