JIS News

Residents of Pedro River in St. Ann and Kellits in Clarendon are to benefit from a new bridge, which is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion within the next two months.
The new bridge will link both areas, and will replace the existing structure, which was closed by the National Works Agency (NWA) in August of this year, following an inspection by the NWA engineers, who deemed it unsafe for use by motorists.
“We are now at the stage where the abutments are being done and the intention is to replace the defective bridge with a two-lane bridge. This project is being undertaken by the project team of the NWA and we hope to have the structure completed within the budget of $21 million,” Manager of Communications and Customer Services at the NWA, Steven Shaw, told JIS News.
On a recent tour of South East St. Ann, State Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Richard Azan, visited the site of construction for the new bridge.
Mr. Azan said he was aware that the residents were facing some difficulties in the absence of the bridge, and urged them to be patient as the Ministry was working assiduously to address the problem.
The tour, which began in Guy’s Hill, saw Mr. Azan visiting areas such as Dillon Town, Blackstonedge, White Hall, Halifax, Clapham, Moneague, Walkerswood, and Orange Park