Clarendon residents get improved roadway

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February 22, 2016

Residents of Rock and Folly districts in Clarendon now have access to three miles of improved roadway.

The road was recently rehabilitated by the Clarendon Parish Council at a cost of $25 million.

Speaking at the opening of the thoroughfare on Saturday, Mayor of May Pen, Scean Barnswell urged residents to treat the roadway with care, and to avoid damaging the surface to implement illegal water and electricity connections.

Minister of Local Government, Noel Arscott, says the surface was partly completed with concrete as part of a pilot to test the durability of concrete surfaces. Pointing to the durability and cost effectiveness of concrete surfacing, Arscott says similar projects will be implemented in other sections of the parish.

The poor road conditions in Rock and Folly had been forcing residents to spend up to $1,000 per day on transportation.

The Clarendon Parish Council says it has so far rehabilitated approximately 176 parish council roads at a cost of $350 million.