Conditions prior to the Sub-project implementation

The Kearton’s Hill Footpath was unpaved and eroded which made it potentially dangerous for pedestrians as the area was relatively steep. The poor state of the footpath was a major concern for residents as when it rained residents had difficulty getting to work and school. There was also incidents of flooding of homes and yards when it rained as there was no proper drainage and there were areas along the footpath that became impassable. Unfortunately, there were times that children and adults slipped and fell while trying to negotiate a path along the slippery dirt pathway. 

 Scope of Works

The Kearton Hill’s Footpath was completed on June 30th, 2020 and consisted of reinforced concrete walkways inclusive of steps with galvanized pipe rails and extensive box and slipper drains. Backwalls were constructed in some areas to prevent land slippage. Lights were also installed along the footpath. The construction length of the footpath was 620ft and the average width was 4-6 ft. The contractual cost for this project was XCD $ 612,132.92.


  • 208 persons (96M, 112F) benefitted from this sub-project.
  • Residents benefitted from improved access to community services, especially the elderly and disabled. 
  • The paved footpaths were much easier to navigate especially when it rained and the rails provided increased security for the elderly and disabled.
  • The improved drainage incorporated in the footpaths resulted in flood-water no longer affecting persons yards and homes.
  • Beneficiaries highlighted the impact on their property values and the increased pride they felt in the look of their community.
  •  Elderly and disabled beneficiaries advised that they were no longer feeling ‘cut off’ as family and friends could now visit their homes regularly.

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