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The Government is taking steps to reduce the damage to the country’s road network by over-loaded vehicles, with the re-institution of the commercial vehicle and safety weight limit enforcement programme.
“This programme seeks to address problem of the damage to the roads caused by the overloading of vehicles, mostly trucks, and is aimed at improving safety along the roadways of Jamaica,” Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry said at the (Nov. 27), post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House.
Mr. Henry said the programme will involve the implementation of fixed scales at five selected locations across the island. These scales will be located along the following road contents: Harbour View to Yallahs in St. Thomas; Port Maria to Buff Bay in Portland; Ironshore in St. James to Falmouth, Trelawny; Central Village to Six Miles in St. Andrew; and Clarendon Park in Clarendon to Spur Tree in Manchester.
The Minister said that the Government is working with the National Land Agency to identify the land for the fixed positioning of the scales. The scales are expected to arrive in the island shortly. The programme is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

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