Schoonord to Crane Highway sent for completion before year end – President

Guyana, April 29, 2023

The $11.8 billion Schoonord to Crane four-lane highway will be completed before the end of the year, President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali has noted. The President speaking at the opening ceremony for the new Sheriff Hospital spoke of the various developments on stream, noting that the government and the private sector, more than US$1 billion has been invested in Region Three

The Schoonord to Crane four-lane road project, which had an expected completion date of June 2024, will feature an emergency lane, medians, roundabouts, reinforced concrete culverts, and pre-stressed bridges to alleviate traffic congestion along the West Bank and West Coast of Demerara.

A new roundabout will also connect the West Coast Demerara Highway to the new Schoonord to Crane Highway.

Further, the project is expected to open avenues for improvement in economic activities.

He noted, “This region will see massive investment in technology-aided security systems that will help the law enforcement officers in their work. A lot of focus will be placed on community and intelligence-laid security systems, supported by the most tested of technology so that in the path of development, we can build a safe and secure society and community.”

President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali