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  • A road rehabilitation project, valued $1.3 billion, will get underway shortly in the parish of Clarendon.
  • The agreement will see approximately 10.5 kilometres of roadway, from Soursop Turn to Chapleton, being reconstructed and straightened.
  • The project will be financed from a long-standing loan from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

A road rehabilitation project, valued $1.3 billion, will get underway shortly in the parish of Clarendon.

The agreement, which was formalised on June 19 between the Government and Asphaltic Concrete Enterprise, and General Paving Company, will see approximately 10.5 kilometres of roadway, from Soursop Turn to Chapleton, being reconstructed and straightened.

This was disclosed by Minister of Transport, Works, and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, during a press conference at the Ministry’s Maxfield Avenue offices in St. Andrew, on June 19.

The roads fall within the North West Clarendon constituency of Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Hon. Horace Dalley, and the North Central Clarendon constituency represented by Pearnel Charles.

“There is a complementary piece of that work from Chapelton to Trout Hall which is phase two, and will begin as soon as land acquisition and design work have been carried out,” the Minister added.

He said the project will be financed from a long-standing loan from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Work will be implemented over 18 months.