By: Abel R. Okai/GNN-Liberia, Bong County Correspondent/Cells#: 0886576379/0770019857 /Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gbarnga, Bong County – USAID through its Feeder Roads Alternative Management Program or FRAMP have begun the pavement of five streets in Gbarnga with chip seals this January, Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy has disclosed.
Chip seal is a pavement surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate.
In the United States, chip seals are typically used on rural roads carrying lower traffic volumes, and the process is often referred to as “asphaltic surface treatment”.
Additional streets to be paved in Gbarnga include the Progressive Street, the Collin’s Street, the Executive Drive, the Gboveh Avenue and a portion of the Madam Suakoko Street.
Bong County has an obligation to build a line of over 280 culverts along with the earth works in the tune, which will cost the county a little over 180 thousand US Dollars.
Madam Mappy, in an interview recently, said a uniform approval of the project has been done by the county leadership for this ‘landmark project’ that commenced January 15.
Currently, the county is paving more than two kilometers of streets in Gbarnga.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy has termed 2016 as a tough year for the county in accessing funds for development projects.
Madam Mappy told GNN-Liberia, contributions from the County and Social Development Funds are not forthcoming which are serious setbacks to plans crafted by the leadership.
According to the supervisor of the project, the activity is expected to be completed in a course of nine months.