Road Rehabilitation

Period: 1989 - 1990
Contract: Road Rehabilitation
San Ignacio to The Western Border,
Cayo District.
Country: Belize
Employer: Government of Belize
Employer's Address: European Development Fund
Project No. 7 ACP BEL 001
Nature of Works:

Reconstruction of The San Ignacio to The Western Border to a two lane Bitumen Surfaced Highway and the construction of drainage structures.

Salient points of the Works are:

Highway: Length – 15,200 M

Lime Stabilization

In-situ inferior subgrade material was lime stabilized to the subgrade fill specification
Cement Stabilization
White marl was cement stabilized and laid on the entire length of road as sub – base and base which was bitumen surfaced. The removal of the crushed base layer offered large savings that were used to extend the highway project from 11.9 km. to 15.2 km.
Cement Pavement 
The first 300 M of the road was on a steep vertical gradient and a concrete pavement of 15 CM thick was placed instead of a bitumen surface.

Role: Sole Contractor
Total Value of Contract: BZ $ 6,414,000.00
(US $ 3,207,000.00)
Contract Awarded: April 1989
Period: 18 Months
Completion Date: October 1990
Funding Agency:


Savings were achieved on the contract and the works were extended by 3.3 km