Copthall Resident Says Morne Prosper Road Construction Affecting her Negatively

One resident of Copthall is calling on the relevant authorities to quickly resolve the drainage problem faced by the Engineer attached to the resurfacing of the Morne Prosper Road.

Ms. Elenor Bardouille who is originally from the United Kingdom says although with progress comes change she is getting the negative side of this project.

The Copthall resident says that upon returning to her home about a month ago, her gardener pointed out to her the resurfacing project which is taking place on the Morne Prosper Road, in which a massive culvert for the drainage of water was constructed directly facing her home below.

Ms. Bardouille says seeing the potential her home was in she went to the construction site and informed the workers on her concern on the placement of the culvert, but she was redirected to contact the Public Works Cooperation with her concern.

Ms. Bardouille said the contractor did promise that something would be done, but after returning home again from a 2 week trip from the United Kingdom she saw that a hole was dug in front her home to allow the drainage of water, however she pointed out this was nowhere close to solving the problem.

The concerned resident pointed out that the passage of Tropical Depression was a test to show the true danger her home is and will be with the installation of the culvert facing her home, as with the heavy rains her home was flooded.

She said this could have been avoided if the contractor paid attention to the homes below to realize that placing a culvert to drain water in the path of a house is not exactly a smart idea, especially as it rains frequently in the Roseau Valley.

Ms. Bardouille added that the engineer on the project Mr. Labadie was not exactly proactive in helping her in this situation she is facing;

The concerned resident is appealing to the Public Works Department and or all the other relevant authorities who are involved in the Morne Prosper Road Project to come to her home to see how this dangerous problem can be solved before it gets worst.

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