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  • The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking Hot Mix patching along twenty six (26) corridors in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. Thomas.
  • Patching began on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 and is expected to be completed within six weeks.
  • These Hot Mix patching projects are expected to be completed by the end of January 2015, as activities will be suspended during the Christmas/New Year period.

The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking Hot Mix patching along twenty six (26) corridors in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. Thomas. Patching began on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 and is expected to be completed within six weeks.

In Kingston, 21 corridors are being addressed. Approximately 2,415 square metres of patching is being undertaken. The roads being addressed include West Kings House Road, Ruthven Road, Roseberry Drive, Mona Road, Hermitage Road, Holborn Road, Grove Road, Duhaney Drive and Central Road.

Two corridors in St. Catherine have been selected for patching, Mandela Highway (Twickenham Park to Ferry) and Bog Walk to Fletchers Avenue/Ewarton. Just under 480 square metres of patching will be carried out along these roadways.

Patching will also be carried out along the Harbour View to Bull Bay main road in St. Andrew. Two hundred square metres of patching will be carried out along this corridor. In St. Thomas patching will be carried out along the Bull Bay to Grants Pen and Port Morant to Pleasant Hill corridors. Three hundred and seventy-eight square metres of patching is to be undertaken.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw says, the selected corridors are quite busy and motorists who use these roadways should expect minor delays. Mr. Shaw is advising motorists to use alternative routes of their choice.

These Hot Mix patching projects are expected to be completed by the end of January 2015, as activities will be suspended during the Christmas/New Year period. The programme is expected to cost just under $10 million.

Motorists are advised to obey posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons while patching is in progress.

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