John Common Road To Be Repaired

Photo: Glenis Rose Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Derrick Kellier (second left), signs contract for the rehabilitation of the John Common Road, near Stonehenge, in Southern St. James, on February 5. The work is being funded by the Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings (SCJH) Limited, at a cost of $6.5 million. Others (from left) are: Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris; Councillor Gladston Bent; Project Manager, Andrew Jeffery; Project Engineer, Dwight Mullings and Chief Executive Officer of SCJH Limited, John Gayle.

Story Highlights

  • A section of the John Common Road, near Stonehenge, in St. James, will be repaired at a cost of $6.5 million.
  • In his address, Mr. Kellier informed that the work will get underway next week and completed within four weeks.
  • “Several government agencies, including Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings (SCJH) Limited, the Social Development Commission, the St. James Parish Council and the Sports Development Foundation have collaborated in making this project possible,” the Minister told the gathering.

A section of the John Common Road, near Stonehenge, in St. James, will be repaired at a cost of $6.5 million.

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Derrick Kellier, signed the contract on February 5, at the Orange Hill Primary School, in St. James.

In his address, Mr. Kellier informed that the work will get underway next week and completed within four weeks.

He noted that the  section of  roadway has been very challenging for pedestrians, motorists and  farmers over a long period of time, and repairing the roadway should  improve the lives of  the citizens of the entire community, and in particular, the farmers who have been challenged to move their produce and other goods to market.

“Transportation will be able to drive safely on the new surface.  This road is one of many farm roads being refurbished across the island under the National Farm Road Rehabilitation Programme, officially launched by the Prime Minister, and has an overall value of some $1.2 billion,” the Minister said.

He said the project would utilize a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the rehabilitation and maintenance of farm roads, to the benefit of thousands of farmers across the island.

“Several government agencies, including Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings (SCJH) Limited, the Social Development Commission, the St. James Parish Council and the Sports Development Foundation have collaborated in making this project possible,” the Minister told the gathering.

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