JIS News

Several roads and drains in western Jamaica are undergoing major improvement and cleaning, as the National Works Agency (NWA) has embarked on a $30.8 million patching programme, and a $5.1 million road and drainage improvement project.
According to NWA Community Relations Officer for the Western Region, Janel Ricketts, the bushing and cleaning of drains along some 132 kilometres of roadway in the parishes of Trelawny, St. James and Hanover is expected to be completed by the end of March. She said that approximately $1.7 million would be spent in each of the three parishes.
“In terms of the patching component of the programme, this is also scheduled to be completed by the end of the financial year,” she informed.
Pointing out that approximately 13,000 square metres of roadway are earmarked to be patched and rehabilitated in the parishes of Trelawny, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland, Miss Ricketts explained that the roads targeted include sections of the Fairfield main road in St. James; the roadway between Salt Marsh and Kent, in Trelawny; the Riley to Glasgow main road in Hanover; and the Hertford to Flower Hill roadway in Westmoreland.
Meanwhile, she told JIS News that road signal lights would be installed at two more intersections along the Rose Hall main road in St. James. The roadway forms part of Segment 2A of the Northern Coastal Highway Improvement Project.
Miss Ricketts said that lights would be installed at the Spot Valley intersection and the intersection in the vicinity of the Shoppes of Rose Hall, in another two weeks.

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