Some $700 million has been allocated to the Maintenance of Roads and Structures project, being undertaken by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.
This is outlined in the 2012/2013 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The allocation will address work on National Road Services Improvement Programme (Non-NARSIP) areas and relates to the network of main roads and highways linking the island’s 14 parish capitals.
Critical bushing, drain cleaning and patching works will be undertaken, and implementation will be done by the National Works Agency (NWA).
There are approximately 692 kilometres of secondary roads, including bridges, culverts and associated structures.
The project, which is ongoing, is being financed by the Government of Jamaica.
By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter