JIS News

The National Works Agency (NWA) is carrying out repairs on the Fellowship to Mill Bank main road in Portland at a cost of $38 million.
The road has been in a dilapidated state for several years, causing difficulties and severe inconvenience for the travelling public.
Construction Solutions Limited started work on the roadway just over a week ago, and the project should be completed in three months, said Collin Morrision Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s North Eastern Region.
He told JIS News, that the repairs were being carried out under the Special Flood Damage Rehabilitation Programme.
The scope of work includes the bushing and trimming of vegetation along the roadway, removal of landslips, cleaning of drains and culverts, scarifying, shaping, rolling and mixing of material, and the asphaltic overlay for the pavement. A retaining wall will also be built.
According to Mr. Morrison, the project was among a number of road rehabilitation works, being implemented in the parish by the NWA.
Other projects include the repair of the Cascade and Bangor Ridge main roads, which were extensively damaged by heavy rains last year, and the regular road patching and pothole filling works under the Routine Road Maintenance Programme.