The Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (DIPU) celebrated the commissioning of a new roundabout and the re-opening of a freshly paved, upgraded Signal Hill Road to the new Scarborough Hospital last week Friday.
According to DIPU Secretary Hilton Sandy, the project which was completed at a cost of $4.1 million includes 750 metres of roadway that utilized 2000 tonnes of asphalt.
He however explained that a delay in the delivery of the project was due to the unseasonal rains this year.
"This project, which started on November 28, was expected to be completed in two months but because of the rains we are late in delivery," he explained.
Sandy was high in praise for the "in-house staff" of DIPU, who worked in collaboration with BBML Civil Design Consultants, Seeraram Brothers and a Road Painting Crew from Trinidad to bring the project to its fruition.
Project Supervisor Althea Gordon, though absent was singled for special mention with high commendation for her leading role throughout the construction phase of the project.
"DIPU is ready and willing to transform the infrastructure of Tobago once given the means," declared Sandy. Also present at the function were: Chief Secretary Orville London, Secretary for Health and Social Services Claudia Groome-Duke and Chief Administrator Dr. Ellis Burris.
London in his remarks expressed satisfaction with the performance of the development workers of the DIPU.
"They have shown that they can deliver with quality," he remarked.
London announced the date of the hand-over of the first section of the new hospital as March 22.
"We expect the new Laundry at Shaw Park to be completed in about a month's time," he declared.