THE present rainfall pattern will cause works on the East Coast Demerara and East Bank Demerara four-lane highway to be delayed.
Head of the Works Services Group in the Ministry of Public Works, Mr. Jeffrey Vaughn said the delay would be a prolonged one over the next several days.
He said that is because contractors would not be able to work in the current weather but will resume when it is favourable.
Vaughn indicated that there are provisions within the contractual agreements to cater for rain and other unpredictable conditions.
The expansion of the East Bank Demerara had, previously, seen delays due to the relocation of providers of utility services such as water, telephone and electricity.
This relocating in some areas is still being done and the expectation of the completion is dependent on the weather too.