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Repair work being undertaken along the Port Henderson Road in Portmore, St. Catherine should be completed within the next six to eight weeks.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, made the disclosure during a tour of the area on Wednesday, March 20.

The Port Henderson roadway, which is a major link between Spanish Town and Portmore, was damaged by floodwaters associated with Tropical Storm Nicole in 2010.

The works being undertaken include reinstating the roadway, training of the Rio Cobre river and the bonding of the river bank to minimise erosion. Mr. Azan said just under $100 million has been spent on the project to date.

He explained that while the road was closed, motorists were using a side road “and we have taken the decision that we would just repair it under this project.”

The Minister, who toured several areas in the parish, was accompanied by Communications Manager, National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw and other Ministry personnel.

By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter

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