The National Works Agency (NWA), as part of ongoing efforts to upgrade the North Gully in St. James, is executing a $10 million upgrade of a section of the Gully located in the Green Pond community.
Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says that the project involves the construction of gully walls and inverts to include steel fabrication, form work and the pouring of concrete.
Ms Ricketts says that overtime, through a series of projects the NWA has sought to increase the carrying capacity of the Gully, which is one of two main drains that carry storm water through several communities close to the city of Montego Bay. This latest effort to upgrade the gully will complement similar works which was completed in 2020.
The project will reduce the erosion of both residential and commercial properties, located along the gully.