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Work will be undertaken this year to construct and install three weigh stations at locations in Kingston, Trelawny and St. Mary under the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Weight Limit Enforcement Programme.
A total of $100 million has been allocated to the programme in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, which is being considered by the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives.
The installation of the weigh stations will be supported by Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) technology, some of which will be linked directly to the National Works Agency’s (NWA) Traffic Management Centre.
Implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Works in 2007, the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Weight Limit Enforcement Programme is geared towards addressing the problem of damage to roads caused by the overloading of vehicles especially trucks, and improving safety along the island’s roadways.
Achievements to date include the completion of tender evaluation and design for one weigh station, while designs for the others have started. Two portable weigh scales will also be procured this fiscal year.

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