Statement from the Ministry of Works in reference to the reopening of the Little Creek Bridge.

The bridge, which was closed in January of this year was severely damaged by erosion after heavy rainfalls. Minister of Works the Hon. Lennox Weston said this is the first bridge constructed in Antigua based on the new requirements for building sustainable bridges in this era of global warming and climate change.

Newly rebuilt Little Creek Bridge. Photo credit STEPS.

Minister Weston thanks the people of the South for their patience during the time of construction. The building of the Southern Corridor highway will start in the first quarter of 2022 as C.O. Williams completes the Eastern corridor which is close to completion.

Minister Weston also noted that by the end of 2022 most of the major highways will be rebuilt from scratch giving us an upgraded system of high-quality international roads.