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  • Some $33 million is being spent to rehabilitate 6.2 kilometres of roadway from Breastworks to Bowden Pen in Portland, as the National Works Agency (NWA) continues to pursue its mandate of bringing the country's road network to the best condition possible.
  • The work, which began in March, is scheduled for completion in July and is being conducted under the Special Flood Damage Programme.
  • Contractors for the project are Construction Solutions Limited.

Some $33 million is being spent to rehabilitate 6.2 kilometers of roadway from Breastworks to Bowden Pen in Portland, as the National Works Agency (NWA) continues to pursue its mandate of bringing the country’s road network to the best condition possible.
The work, which began in March, is scheduled for completion in July and is being conducted under the Special Flood Damage Programme. Contractors for the project are Construction Solutions Limited.
Collin Morrison, Community Relations Officer for the NWA, told JIS News that the construction and repairing of drains, building kerb and channel systems, the construction of retaining walls, and pavement patching, would be done on the first 4 kilometers of the road.
He pointed out that the work to be carried out on the remaining 2.2 kilometers of roadway would include total rehabilitation (the placing of bases and sub-bases, double surface dressing, the laying of culvert pipes, the erection of catch basins and the building of kerbs and channels).
Mr. Morrison said the project was progressing smoothly, and that the National Water Commission (NWC) had given its commitment that all leaking underground pipes in the project area would be repaired to facilitate the rehabilitation.