Today, December 16, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works & Transport, signed a construction contract with CISCO Construction , in the amount of BZ$13,620,000.00, to carry out road works on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Government has secured a Loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for the Fifth Road (Phillip S.W. Goldson Highway Upgrading) Project. This project, located in Belize City and Ladyville is divided into several components, two of which directly address road infrastructure: Section A is the Airport Road Junction to Haulover Bridge while Section B is Haulover Bridge to Buttonwood Bay Boulevard Roundabout. Included in the scope of works is the construction of retaining walls in areas where there is the threat of erosion on the road foundation, the installation of erosion protection baskets and rock rip-rap, widening of the road cross section to include paved road shoulders, pavement restoration and re-surfacing. The project also includes installation all modern road furniture and will also ensure improved visibility by clearing the road reserve. It is anticipated that works will commence immediately. The supervision consultant assisting the Ministry of Works & Transport is IMC Worldwide of the United Kingdom.