Gov't to rehabilitate cane roads


March 03, 2017
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Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda has signed two contracts for the rehabilitation of approximately 60 kilometres of roadway between the Long Pond Estate in Trelawny and the Appleton Factory in St Elizabeth under the Sugar Transformation Programme.

The work is to be completed over the next two financial years under the Cane Haul Roads Rehabilitation Project.

The project will connect these two major sugar-producing areas and provide improved access for the transportation of cane by trucks, while allowing an easier commute for residents and workers of surrounding communities.

Works will include the rehabilitation of the main road pavement, including the installation of new kerb walls and concrete drainage channels. Gabion walls and other earth- retaining structures will be constructed, and a section of the roadway will also be realigned.

The two contracts were signed on Tuesday, February 28, at the ministry's Hope Gardens offices.

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