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The National Works Agency (NWA) is spending more than $13 million to repair the main roadway between Ocho Rios in St. Ann and Port Antonio in Portland.
Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, at the launch of segment three of the Northern Coastal Highway in Trinity, St. Mary last December, had instructed the NWA to undertake the repairs in preparation of the road development works.
The scope of works involve surface patching and the filling of potholes and is being carried out by EPIHL and Sons Construction Company, which is also the contractor for the Northern Coastal Highway Project.
Minister of Transport and Works, Robert Pickersgill, who toured the Port Maria section of the project on February 10, said he was satisfied with the work done so far. The project is slated to be completed by April of this year.
Turning to segment three of the Northern Coastal Highway Project, Mr. Pickersgill said the mobilization programme for that project would end in March.
He informed that more than 400 hectares (1000 acres) of land had already been acquired for the purpose of facilitating the project and construction should be completed in June 2008.

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