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  • The Government is to commence the process of transforming the Mandela Highway into a more efficient carriageway.
  • Details of the improvements were announced by State Minister for Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Everald Warmington, during his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 6.
  • Mr. Warmington said the upgrading will include an increase in the number of lanes from four to six between Six Miles and the ‘On and Off’ ramps of Highway 2000.

The Government is to commence the process of transforming the Mandela Highway into a more efficient carriageway.

Details of the improvements were announced by State Minister for Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Everald Warmington, during his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 6.

The State Minister informed that there is a budget of US$64 million to be spent on the project.

Mr. Warmington said the upgrading will include an increase in the number of lanes from four to six between Six Miles and the ‘On and Off’ ramps of Highway 2000.

The Duhaney River box culvert will be upgraded and a new bridge will be constructed over the Fresh River.

In addition, sections of the roadway will be raised to reduce the risk of the corridor becoming inundated.

Mr. Warmington also noted that the eastbound ramp leading to Washington Boulevard will accommodate two lanes of traffic.

“The short section of Spanish Town Road and along Washington Boulevard, between Duhaney Drive and Six Miles will be overlaid and a service road will be provided along the northern side of the highway from the Ferry Police Station to General Paving Company Limited, and connected to the mainline via a partial diamond interchange (overpass bridge),” he added.

Mr. Warmington said this will facilitate safe access/egress to the highway for motorists and pedestrians from the adjacent developments.

“This year we intend to have the bridge structure over the Fresh River and the box culvert at Duhaney River completed as part of the works,” the State Minister informed.