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  • The project, which is being managed by the NWA, is intended to improve the north-south roads linking Savanna-la-Mar and Black River to Montego Bay.
  • She said work on rehabilitating the driveways along the stretch is also near completion.
  • Work on the 18-month project commenced in April 2018 and involves approximately 13 kilometres of roadway.

Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency’s (NWA) Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says improvement work on the US$24.9 million Ferris to Mackfield road in Westmoreland is “substantially complete”.

The project, which is being managed by the NWA, is intended to improve the north-south roads linking Savanna-la-Mar and Black River to Montego Bay.

“We have completed almost all of the paving works (and) most of our drainage. Right now, we are focused on one outstanding new drain and that should be completed within another two weeks, so we are far advanced. Most of the items have been completed,” she told JIS News.

She said work on rehabilitating the driveways along the stretch is also near completion.

Ms. Ricketts said an outstanding land acquisition matter has been settled enabling work to proceed on a particular section of the project.

“We will be moving to complete that very small section in short order, so within another two weeks, we should be completely out of the area, weather permitting,” she said.

The project is being executed under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) and is being undertaken by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC).

Work on the 18-month project commenced in April 2018 and involves approximately 13 kilometres of roadway.

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