Road repairs for Trelawny
The National Works Agency says $203 million will be spent on a road-patching and rehabilitation programme for the parish of Trelawny over the next three months.
According to Janel Ricketts, the agency's communication officer for the western region, $186 million will be spent on the road network in southern Trelawny, which was severely damaged during heavy rainfall months ago.
"The project will see rehabilitation and reshaping work done to 11km of roadway between Comfort Hall and Wire Fence," Ricketts told WESTERN STAR. "It will also include drainage improvement and the reshaping and asphalting of the roadway."
Some $17 million has been allocated for road patching along several corridors in northern Trelawny, which was also affected by the rain.
"There is a shortage of certain essential materials and this has affected the patching negatively, and so, this section of the project is being held up somewhat, " she said.
"Once the material becomes available, we will begin the work, hoping to finish by the end of August," she added.