The Roads and Works Committee of the Clarendon Parish Council, yesterday (January 26), approved a $27 million emergency repair programme to restore 13 roads in the parish damaged by floodwaters.
This is part of a $300 million allocation announced by the Ministry of Local Government, Community Development and Sports in December 2005, to repair roads across the island, which have been affected by floodwaters.
Vice Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Anthony O’Connor, who presided over yesterday’s meeting, told JIS News that the roads to be repaired have already been selected by the Roads and Works Department. “These roads were selected through investigations carried out by the Superintendent of Roads and Works after the flood rains last year. The roads that were selected were prioritized as the funds really are to be used to carry out repairs to critical areas,” he explained.
Roads to be repaired include, Breeze Mill, Longwood, Alley Downer, New Town (Hayes), Hunts Pen and Savannah Cross (Mineral Heights), Gordon Wood, Government (Chateau), Line (Summerfield), Jacob Hut (Race Track); Harris Street, Anderson Street/Fernleigh Avenue in May Pen; and Dykes Hill Wall.
The repairs are to be carried out by the Parish Council by March 31.