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  • The Government will continue rehabilitation of several rural roads this fiscal year with an allocation of $400 million.
  • The sum is provided for in the 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
  • The project, which is being undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA), seeks to facilitate socio-economic development and integration of three parishes – Trelawny, Clarendon and Manchester – through the rehabilitation of 47km of road structures.

The Government will continue rehabilitation of several rural roads this fiscal year with an allocation of $400 million.

The sum is provided for in the 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The project, which is being undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA), seeks to facilitate socio-economic development and integration of three parishes – Trelawny, Clarendon and Manchester – through the rehabilitation of 47km of road structures.

The areas being rehabilitated are Stettin to Highgate Hall, Trelawny – 16km; Soursop Turn to Danks, Clarendon – 11.7km; Danks to Mears Bridges (Trout Hall), Clarendon – 10.2km; and Williamsfield to Greenvale, Manchester – 8.8km.

For this financial year, works will focus on completing studies, surveys and designs. In addition, land acquisition will commence and a civil works contract will be mobilised.

The project, which was originally slated to run from April 2017 to March 2019, has been extended until March 2024.

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