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The National Works Agency (NWA) is scheduled to undertake repair work on the Sligoville main road in St. Catherine, before the end of the 2012/13 financial year.

The Sligoville road is often used as an alternative route whenever the Bog Walk Gorge, which is the main corridor linking the south to the north coast, is blocked.

Director of Corporate Communications at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, told journalists at a post-Hurricane Sandy press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on October 25, that funding has been identified to carry out the work.

“We have actually gone to tender for the repairs to be carried out. The critical thing, which is the funds to execute the works, we have identified and we intend to start working on the Sligoville to Bog Walk road before the end of the financial year,” Mr. Shaw pointed out.

He noted that the tenders should have been evaluated this week, but owing to the passage of the hurricane and what has ensued, this will have to be pushed back.