Nearly $2 billion for road repairs

November 21, 2017
The bad road leading to New Market in St Elizabeth.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to spend another J$1.7 billion to rehabilitate roadways across the island.

According to Stephen Shaw, manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, some 21 roadways in seven parishes will be given attention under the second phase of the local component of the Major Infrastructure Development Program (MIDP).

Among the projects that have already been approved are Comfort Hall to Wire Fence in Trelawny, Coleyville main road in Manchester, and the Naggo Head main road in St Catherine, which are three of the larger road rehabilitation projects that will be undertaken.

There will also be work on the Springfield to Pisgah road in St Elizabeth and the Macknie to Douglas Castle road in Clarendon.

The scope of works on the projects will include drainage improvement, the construction of retaining walls, laying of a new base, and paving with asphaltic concrete.

Work on the projects is expected to get under way by Christmas.

The NWA is also now working to procure another 40 projects under the Local Component of the MIDP.

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