Minister visits Back Street as restoration continues

PHILIPSBURG–The fourth phase of the Back Street repairs continues, according to contractors on Tuesday. This phase starts from Kortesteeg to Weduwensteeg and completion will take approximately two weeks depending on the weather and how many persons request connection to the sewage line.

Asphalt will be poured up to Weduwensteeg. After that point the road will be levelled by the repairing of sections of bricks up to the end of Back Street. Subsequently, road markings will be painted, the curbs will be painted black and white and the bus stops will be painted yellow. The bollards on the Back Street will also be removed.

This will not only enhance the appearance of the hectic strip, but also give pedestrians more walking space. Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Minister Christophe Emmanuel is also looking into having benches placed along the street. He strongly believes Philipsburg sets the standard for the other districts and should always be in a superior state.

Emmanuel advises pedestrians to be very cautious in this area, not only because of uneven walkways, but also hot asphalt.

For further inquiries regarding being connected to the sewage line on Back Street, persons can contact the VROMI Ministry’s Department of Infrastructure via tel. 1- 721-542-4289.

Source: The Daily Herald