Major roadworks along Ferris to Mackfield corridor
A US$24.9 million (approximately J$3.1 billion) road rehabilitation project is currently underway along the Ferris to Mackfield Corridor in Westmoreland.
The National Works Agency (NWA) said the works, which will impact the approximately 13 kilometre stretch of roadway, are in the preliminary stages. This project is being executed through the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP).
The Ferris to Mackfield main road forms part of the North-South Link, between St. James and St. Elizabeth. It is also the main route linking the town of Savanna la Mar, Westmoreland to the city of Montego Bay, St. James. Community Relations Officer for the NWA's Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says that the project involves the widening of sections of the corridor. The corridor, which is known for its many corners, will also be realigned in sections. This will make it easier for articulated vehicles to traverse. The project will also entail significant drainage improvement.
Ms Ricketts says efforts are now being concentrated in the section between Ferris Cross and Withorn.