The San Pedro Town Council has embarked on a street widening campaign from Costa Maya Reef Resort in the Mexico Rocks Sub-Division (North Ambergris Caye) to the South End of Ambergris Caye in the Boca Ciega Area. Ambergris Today met with Councilor Severo Guerrero whose portfolio includes Civic and Infrastructural Development, who explained to us a bit more about the project.
“The project is well underway and one of the main reasons why this project is taking place is for safety reasons,” stated Councilor Guerrero. “We have to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors who use that stretch of road. By clearing up the bushes and having a wider road it ensures that no one hides in the bushes attempting an attack and of course it helps with proper vehicular flow.”
According to Guerrero, the streets are now going to be 25 feet in width and all easements towards the beach are also being cleared so that residents can enjoy the beach side for a family fun day. He also stated that they are working surveys and identification of the established road so as to properly open road ways and not go into private property.
Councilor Guerrero stated that after the road is properly established their maintenance will be much easier as there is access to material to upkeep, not only the road on North Ambergris, but also the roads in the Town area. The project is currently taking place on North Ambergris Caye and will then move south of the island.
For more information on the project kindly contact the San Pedro Town Council at 226-2198/2788 or [email protected]