THE Works Ministry is considering a request for a road to be built that connects Tarouba Link Road to nearby Tarouba Village.
The Tarouba link road is at present undergoing a $61 million reconstruction.
Hayden Phillip, programme director for the Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency (PURE), said yesterday engineers were reviewing the design and the inclusion of a connector road is not impossible.
"We can't really put an access road onto a main road as such, but we have something in mind. I think we can work something out," he said in a telephone interview.
Residents have been invited to a meeting to discuss the project, Phillip said.
"We are meeting residents on Monday in Port of Spain to discuss the road and we will come up with something for them," he said.
Daren McLeod, Councillor for Cocoyea/Tarouba, issued a release on Wednesday calling on Minister of Works Emmanuel George to review the project in the interest of the residents of Tarouba and surrounding communities.
McLeod stated: "The inclusion of a means of access or egress in this case will create an ease of movement and also greatly reduce the traffic and some awkward negotiations at the Tarouba Junction and the By-pass."
Tarouba Road is the only access road for 2,500-plus residents of Tarouba Village and Tarouba Heights, McLeod said.
While the Tarouba link road is being rebuilt, traffic has been diverted to Michael Rahael Boulevard, a private road.
Phillip said the reconstructed roadway is expected to be completed in December, weather permitting.
"We have had some delays because of bad weather and in some cases when we found Petrotrin lines and were waiting for them to be removed or advice on how to work around it," he said.
Lutchmeesingh's Transport Contractors Ltd has been hired to do the job.