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Bridge at Saffon Street Finally Reopens

Traffic will no longer have to use the Charlestown detour since the bridge at Saffon and Sussex Streets has reopened. The bridge links road users to the East Bank public road and is part of the ongoing four lane road project.

Work on the bridge began late January and was supposed to be opened by the end of April.
But contractor R. Bassoo and Sons Construction Company is claiming that the project was delayed due to the uncontrollable weather pattern.

When this newscast visited the bridge work was still being done to the bridge even though it is now officially opened to traffic.

The Works Ministry was also busy trying to repair the detour streets since the roads were damaged while the new bridge was being constructed.

It is hoped that the widening of the bridge will address the build up of traffic using the east bank highway during peak hours.

Before the construction of the bridge some 16 stalls from the East La Penitence market were temporarily relocated. And now that the bridge is completed the widening of the road will soon start which means that the remaining vendors closer to Saffon Street will have to be removed.

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