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Technical Manager of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company Limited (NROCC), Desmond Martin, says Phase I of corrective works being effected on the eastbound carriageway of the Portmore leg of Highway 2000, in St. Catherine, is on target for completion by August 31.
The works, which commenced in May, are being undertaken by Highway 2000 developers, French firm, Bouygues, to correct a depression along the roadway, in the vicinity of the Kingston Port. The NROCC is also involved in the exercise.
Speaking at a stakeholders meeting at the Toll Authority office, in Portmore, today (August 21), Mr. Martin advised that work undertaken thus far has “gone very well,” with most of the job already completed. Against this background, he said the developers expect to complete the remaining works “within the target,” by month end. He advised that Phase II of the work is slated to begin on August 27, and end in December.
Citing the inconvenience, which motorists have encountered during the first phase, Mr. Martin said this has been reviewed and discussed with the relevant stakeholders, including the Portmore Citizens Advisory Council (PCAC), which was represented at today’s meeting by Chairman, Winston Wright.
“We have looked back at what we planned to do, and have come up with some improvements to what we did in the first (phase), to apply these to the second phase, in order to improve the service which the people of Portmore will have on the road,” Mr. Martin assured.

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