HOPE for rural roads ... Seaman’s Valley to get relief


August 30, 2016
File: A section of the Seaman's Valley main road in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland following heavy rains in 2014.

The Seaman's Valley to Church Road is scheduled to benefit from remains under a new programme that has been announced by the Government.

Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, member of Parliament for East Portland, where the Seaman's Valley road falls, said the repairs would mean relief for the people.

"It is in a terrible state. Sometimes the motor vehicles don't want to go on it and the people suffer," the MP told THE STAR.

"This will go a little way in helping the people, and I am sure the people will appreciate it," the MP said.

The programme, dubbed the Housing, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Employment (HOPE) programme targets more than 156 road-rehabilitation projects across the island.

It is valued at over $630 million and will include pot-hole patching, drainage-improvement works, and construction of retaining walls.


Other roads to be repaired under the project are Phillipsfield to Old Pera and Font Hill Square in St Thomas; Bybrook School Road in Portland; Bellefield Pen and Comma roads in St Mary; and Coxheath and Roaring River in St Ann.

Work has already been done in several communities. This includes Lexington Avenue and Grafton Road in Vineyard Town; Lincoln Crescent in Trench Town, Retirement Road to Lincoln Road to Penrith Road in St Andrew; and Content Street in Portland Cottage, Clarendon.

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