Thousands of commuters across western Jamaica will experience smoother traffic flow as they traverse through Green Island, Hanover, with the Queen’s River Bridge being commissioned into service by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry, on Friday (May 14).
The new two-lane bridge, constructed by the National Works Agency (NWA) at a cost of $89 million, formed part of the billion dollar R.A Murray Priority Bridge programme, under which some 17 structures are being built across the island.
Addressing participants at the official commissioning ceremony, Mr. Henry noted that he was on a mission of delivering the 17 new bridges, in order to enhance the economic wellbeing of citizens of the country.
The completed Queen’s River Bridge in Green Island, Hanover. It was commissioned into service Friday (May 14) by Minister of Transport and Works, Hon. Mike Henry.
He said that he was pleased to deliver the structure to the citizens of western Jamaica and urged Member of Parliament for Western Hanover, Ian Hayles, to ensure that there is great deal of care and courtesy in using the bridge.
“I wish you all safety on the roads, as you use this structure for your economic good,” Mr. Henry said.
Mr. Hayles thanked the Minister for the bridge, and said that its completion marked a “good day” for the people of Hanover.
“It has been a long time coming, it’s a good day for the people of Hanover and it’s a good day for tourism,” he said.