Work begins on Joes River

St Joseph MP Dale Marshall has hailed the commencement of work in Joes River for a temporary bypass, which will allow for much needed repair work to be undertaken on Joes River bridge.

Residents of the area have been complaining of the deterioration of the bridge for some time now.

Work has begun on Joes River.

Marshall posted photos of the ongoing work on his Facebook page today, and said that the Ministry of Transport and Works started work two days ago.  According to him, it is moving along “at a nice rate” and the bypass should be done in another week.

“I think that constituents will remember the last time a bypass road was cut through that area and the challenges navigating it when the slightest rain fell. I am assured that this time, the road, though temporary, will be finished with an asphalt surface.

“I have no indication yet of when the bridge repair will commence, but this is a good start, I think,” Marshall said.


He said the work mars the natural beauty of the Joes River forest, but it is for a good cause.

“I hope that someday soon the Joes River forest itself will be restored to a place of significance to all of Barbados.  For the moment, the safety of the users of the bridge take precedence,” Marshall said.

12 Responses to Work begins on Joes River

  1. Romeld Decourcey Phillips
    Romeld Decourcey Phillips February 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    it is about time something is done with that bridge of an accident waiting to happen

  2. John Wick
    John Wick February 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm


  3. lime juice February 4, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    That job will take forever to finish

  4. North Point February 5, 2017 at 12:07 am

    lime Juice you like you aint seeing what John wick has said, “ELECTIONS” so there is need to finish it quickly. shut yuh mout and wait and see.

  5. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite February 5, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Well done ..At least it’s a start..!

  6. jrsmith February 5, 2017 at 6:38 am

    This is how the politicians treats the people in barbados , what ever is going to be done on this road , is only being done because of election time is coming, it wouldn’t last , just as like the pot hole patching , the same way it was done 50 years ago simple ,simple technology is there to do a better job but its so hard to be adopted by barbados….

  7. Zeus February 5, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Utter nonsense these theories …..I am glad the bypass is being done …..on the political front …..when last the DLP has won st Joseph in a election …..I need not say anymore

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 5, 2017 at 9:34 am

    What about White Hill?

  9. Ego February 5, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Is the bypass, what used to be called the Dr. Road? Since I was a child, it was rumoured that the bridge was cracked. Happy something is being done, elections or not.

  10. Helicopter(8P) February 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

    We love this but please do not transform the bridge arch from its uniqueness. Remembering the year June 1968 in the Esso June motor rally when Bobby Gill and Bizzy Williams broke down there in a Lotus Super 7 The cause was water ingesting through the carburetors The on board problem was they were just sitting in a bathtub atmosphere.

  11. Andrew Simpson February 7, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Might it not be prudent for the bypass to be built as a permenant (scenic) route and restrict traffic using the old road as necessary.


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