$470 Million for Project to Widen Washington Boulevard Corridor

A sum of $470.3 million has been allocated to the Washington Boulevard Corridor Widening project.
This is outlined in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The project, which is funded by the Government and the Caribbean Development Bank, seeks to enhance productivity by reducing the economic loss to the country when people are stranded in traffic, and to reduce the high fuel consumption and also vehicle operating cost, due to poor ride quality.
Physical achievement up to March 2008 included 30 per cent acquisition of required lands.
Anticipated targets for the 2008/09 fiscal year include the completion of land acquisitions; completion of the construction of boundary fences; selection of consultancy services and contractor; completion of utilities relocation; and 20 per cent completion of civil works.

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