3rd April, 2019

"Public Advisory for ongoing Construction Works along Sheriff Street and Mandela Avenue.”


The Ministry of Public Infrastructure wishes to advise the general public that as part of the Sheriff St - Mandela Road Enhancement Project, construction works are currently ongoing at the following locations:


Current Works


Sheriff Street

  • Backfilling and surcharging of sand at the junction at Sheriff Street and Railway Embankment.
  • From Rupert Craig Highway to David Street – particularly backfilling of the drains on the eastern side and GWI works and backfilling on the eastern side
  • Drainage works continue from John Smith Street to Campbell Avenue on the eastern side
  • Drainage works continue from Second Street to Durey Lane on the western side

Mandela Avenue

  • Drainage works continue from Hadfield Street to Norton Street on the western side
  • The Arapaima culvert has entered into its second phase of construction with works on the eastern side.

Upcoming Activities


Sheriff Street:

  • Further works are scheduled to commence at Cummings Canal on Sheriff Street. These will include the relocation of GWI pipes, patching of Dennis Street and Durey Lane between Middleton Street and Stone Avenue, construction of a detour at Cummings Canal and the stage reconstruction of the bridge at Cummings Canal.

Mandela Avenue

  • Additionally, the construction of Mandela Avenue culvert, located at Homestretch and Mandela Avenues is scheduled to commence. The activities include construction of a detour and the staged construction of the culvert.


  • The commencement of the construction of the Mandela Avenue culvert, located at the Sussex canal will begin soon. The activities include GWI relocation, construction of a detour and the staged construction of the culvert.


  • Drainage works from on Mandela Avenue from Princess Street to Medowbrook Drive on the eastern side is scheduled to commence shortly.


Caution and Consideration

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to note the above locations; exercise caution; and to observe all traffic and safety signs as well as the flaggers, when traversing the sections under construction. The speed limit through the construction zones is 20km/h

Where possible, the use of alternative routes, to avoid delays through the locations listed above, should be considered.


Contact Information

For public enquiries or emergencies, please contact the Construction Hotline (623-1430) and / or Email:


The Ministry thanks you for your cooperation as it strives for the development of infrastructure in Guyana.