JIS News

Rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin shortly on the Rozelle main road in St. Thomas, which is in a state of disrepair, and is being undermined by the sea.
Work at Rozelle will be carried out as part of an agreement between the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), valued at some US$10 million. Additionally, a contract is to be tendered shortly for repair work to be carried out on the fordings at 11 Miles, Bull Bay.
“Rozelle’s tender has been approved, the contractor awarded, and they are supposed to be starting soon,” Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Henry, told journalists, following a tour of the newly constructed Yallahs Bridge on Tuesday (Aug. 12).
Mayor of Morant Bay, Haniff Brown, told JIS News, that he was happy to hear that the road would be repaired. “The entire St. Thomas population will be very glad to hear this news,” he said.
He noted that persons had expressed concern about the state of the road, especially since the start of the hurricane season.
Additionally, the Mayor said several lobby groups had written to the St Thomas Parish Council, about the condition of the roadway. “The Council had also been very vociferous about the need for corrective work to be done,” he added.
The Mayor said the condition at the Yallahs fording, the Rozelle main road, and the 11 Miles fordings had served as a “serious deterrent to investment in this parish over a period of time.”