JIS News

The National Works Agency (NWA), has commenced a major programme of works, targeting sections of roadways that have broken away. The programme which is valued at over 400 million dollars will result in retaining walls being constructed along roads in several communities.

Manager for Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the programme is currently targeting five parishes. Work has commenced in St. Andrew, St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland and St. Elizabeth.

Mr. Shaw says that in St. Andrew, 12 locations are now being worked on. These include walls in the Halls Delight and Cavaliers communities. Work is also underway at different locations along the corridors from Papine to Redlight and Redlight to Hardwar Gap.

In St. Ann, a major structure valued at over 18 million dollars is being built along the Lime Hall roadway, while work is also taking place along the road from Malvern to Southfield in St. Elizabeth. This structure is being built at a cost of just under 12 million dollars.

Mr. Shaw says that work continues in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, where a major breakaway has resulted in the road being severed in the community of Friday. The project is now 70% complete and is expected to be completed within the next three months.

Mr. Shaw adds that the NWA is now in the final stages of work on the roadway from Border to Cuffy Gully in St. Mary. This corridor which had been impassable for over a year was recently re-opened to small vehicles.


Issued by: The National Work Agency