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  • The Government is assuring residents of Hamilton Mountain in St. Mary, that work will get underway within two weeks to repair a damaged roadway in the community.
  • State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said the technical assessment of the project has resulted in a delay of the project, but the contract has been awarded, and work will proceed shortly.
  • He is also encouraging persons to be cautious when using the narrow piece of the roadway that is left from the breakaway.

The Government is assuring residents of Hamilton Mountain in St. Mary, that work will get underway within two weeks to repair a damaged roadway in the community.

State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said the technical assessment of the project has resulted in a delay of the project, but the contract has been awarded, and work will proceed shortly.

“I am asking the residents of this community just to bear another week or two,” the Minister told JIS News in an interview.

He is also encouraging persons to be cautious when using the narrow piece of the roadway that is left from the breakaway.

The State Minister, who was on a tour of road rehabilitation projects in the parish on July 23, said that after the recent flood rains which caused many of the roads to be impassable for vehicular traffic, a decision was made to erect several retaining walls to protect the roadways.

Mr. Azan informed that some of the roads have been completed, while most of the projects are nearing completion. He told Reporters that those that have been completed have been done within budget.

He pointed out that a $19 million patching programme is currently in place for the parish.

Recently, several retailing walls were built on the Junction main road, and according to the State Minister, Phase 2 of that project will commence soon. The

Tryall pedestrian bridge, which was washed away some time ago, has also been reconstructed.

The State Minister was accompanied on the tour by Members of Parliament in the parish, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, Dr. Winston Green, and Mr. Joyland Silvera, and officers from the National Works Agency (NWA).