Bridges Reconstruction Programme
This programme is specifically aimed at the reconstruction of dilapidated or dysfunctional bridges located primarily along the Highway’s Division Road network.
To date 62 Bridges have been identified as needing urgent reconstruction and will beconstructed in various phases over a 5 year period commencing in 2012 and is estimated to cost TT$404.25 (2010 prices) and is funded by the Government of
Trinidad and Tobago under Bridges Reconstruction Programme.
The first phase is 22 bridges sub-divided into 2 Design packages and 13 Construction Packages as tabulated in section 4.
Last February 2012, NIDCO in coordination with MOWI awarded contracts to BBFL Caribbean Ltd and Trintoplan Consultants
Ltd who are qualified and experience “Design and Supervision” Consultants who achieved the highest ranked in the Request for Proposal for Package A and Package B respectively. Two consultants currently producing 100% detailed design and contract documents.
The intention is to complete the Design / Tender Documents in 3 cycle by August 2012 and to begin construction no later than last quarter of 2012.
Qualified and experience small, medium and large contractors to be engaged to construct the projects. The Tender for Construction is schedule on July, August and September 2012.
Reconstruct/ Rehabilitate dilapidated or dysfunctional Bridges as the cost effective way o provide adequate bridge / road capacity based on the latest National Standards and AASTHO code requirements.
- Enlargement of narrow bridges for safer travel for the public and to cater for road widening in the future.
- Minimize the environmental impact and disruption of vehicle and pedestrian traffic during construction.
- To finish the projects at the agreed schedules, within the approved budgets and at standard quality requirements