“After we listened to pleas from the people of Sierra Leone, our bosses decided to brush and grade the road so that it will be motorable at all times as an alternative.”
The Supervisor said they are working night and day to get it done and make sure the people will be able to use it. He said they want to make sure that the do all in their power to make sure the people are served and that is the reason why they are doing it.
When asked if politicians prevailed on them to do it, the Chinese official said CRSG wanted to do it to help the people. He said the Ministry of Works complied.
CRSG has been working in Sierra Leone for the past eight years and they have constructed roads including the Wellington – Masiaka Road.
Todd said they are inspecting all the roads and any issues the rains may have caused. He said where there is problem they are going to amend them soonest so that vehicular traffic will flow without blockage.
Toll roads are appealing to many on the right, because the fees don't look like taxes; motorists are charged for the voluntary action of driving on a specific and smooth paved road. Toll roads in the United States appear to be run by private entities, not the government.
Also in many developed countries, they are becoming an increasingly popular way to raise money to build roads, instead of increasing gas taxes which have traditionally paid for highways.
The most expensive highway project in the U.S. was paid for by tolls in Massachusetts and that has been reciprocated in many other U.S. cities.