Adopt-a-Km ‘doing wonders’ to landscape
The Adopt-A-KM highway maintenance project is entering phase four with one company adopting an entire eight kilometres.
Project coordinator Andrew Clarke told the DAILYNATION that one company had committed to taking the ABC Highway section from Warrens to the Frank Worrell Roundabout at Black Rock.
Adopt-A-KM provides signage for corporate Barbados along every kilometre of the ABC Highway while also beautifying it. The signs are illuminated with solar power.
While this is the first time since the project’s inception that a company had adopted an entire stretch, Clarke said that other companies had shown commitment by adopting several kilometres each as well.
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DRAINAGE DIVISION GETS ASSISTANCE FROM ADOPT-A-KILOMETRE CREW
Just recently, a crew from the Adopt-A-KM Highway Project lent a helping hand to assist the Drainage Unit, by clearing debris from around the median barriers on the highway, stretching from Warrens in St. Michael, through the roundabout by Hothersal Turning, up to the site of the Emancipation Statue, popularly called the Bussa Statue, at Haggatt Hall and down to the Garfield Sobers Roundabout.
When The Barbados Advocate caught up with Andrew Clarke, Project Co-ordinator for the Adopt-A-KM Highway Project in Haggat Hall, overseeing the clean up process, he explained that with the recent heavy rains which caused some flooding in the island towards the latter part of last year, a decision was made to assist the Drainage Unit and clean up some of the unsightly debris still lingering on the highway, as well as overgrown pockets of bush around the median barriers as well.
“We decided that we would assist the Drainage Division basically in cleaning medians, because they were getting a little overgrown. When we started (recently), we worked our way all the way up to Hothersal and now we are working our way down to the Garfield Sobers Roundabout, and then we will probably finish up next week,” Clarke noted.
Clarke explained that the crew was working efficiently, but safely, along the stretch of the highway, as safety is always a concern, when on local roads. Crew members donned reflective safety vests and the Adopt-A-KM Highway Project sign was also prominently placed on the highway, along with traffic cones, to alert passing motorists who at times had to switch to one lane, to allow for the clean up process to take place. (RSM)