On behalf of persons using the Freeport Exit, I wish to warmly congratulate and thank the Honourable Minister of Works and Infrastructure and Mr Hayden Phillips of PURE as well as contractor Jusamco for the expansion of the lane off the highway into Freeport. The development of this exit to Freeport and the addition of Traffic Wardens have made a considerable difference to the waiting time to turn both East and West.
I was also surprised at the innovativeness of the design which included placing the footpath behind the pillars under the bridge. It is interventions like these which the public really and truly appreciates. For years we have suffered long delays to get into Freeport at peak hours. In addition the back up on the Highway resulted in accidents on a few occasions.
I must also admit that on two occasions when this project was going on I called the Hon, Minister and he answered me on both occasions listening to my suggestions and providing information. The work was done with minimum disruption to traffic and with courtesies to users during that time. This was a good example of customer sensitivity and I applaud Minister Rambachan and his team.