Work on Access Road to Landfill to Be Completed by September

Photo: Michael Sloley Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie (left), is accompanied by National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Executive Director, Colonel Daniel Pryce (second left), and Regional Operations Manager, Adrian Grant (right), on a tour of the Riverton City Landfill, in Kingston, on March 24.

Story Highlights

  • Reconstruction of the access road to the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, being undertaken at a cost of approximately $219.6 million (US$1.8 million), is on course for completion by September.
  • The project, which includes the construction of a concrete road leading to the disposal site, is being funded through grant support from the Government of Mexico.
  • Mr. McKenzie emphasised that both bridges are needed, where one can be used as an entrance and the other as an exit, thereby reducing the frequency with which the single bridge is utilized.

Reconstruction of the access road to the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, being undertaken at a cost of approximately $219.6 million (US$1.8 million), is on course for completion by September.

This was noted by Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, during a tour of the landfill on March 24.

The project, which includes the construction of a concrete road leading to the disposal site, is being funded through grant support from the Government of Mexico.

Meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie advised that the assistance of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, which has responsibility for works, and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), will be sought to repair one of the two bridges linking the access road with the disposal site, which he said is currently unusable.

“This is creating great strain on the single bridge being used,” the Minister explained.

Mr. McKenzie emphasised that both bridges are needed, where one can be used as an entrance and the other as an exit, thereby reducing the frequency with which the single bridge is utilized.

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