JIS News


All is in place for work to begin on the construction of a two-lane Bailey bridge in Kintyre, St. Andrew, which will provide easier access for residents to the Corporate Area, whenever it rains.

Corporate Communications Manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, stated that: “We have everything in place, the design is complete, the contractor has been identified, and funding is in place. ”

“All the technical drawings have been given to the contractor and it is now for him to execute the works and we expect that as soon as the weather allows, the contractor will be there to commence his part of the activity,”  he added.

Mr. Shaw was responding to a question during a post Hurricane Sandy media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday (October 25), on the state of the bridge, which is to replace the ford which currently provides vehicular access to the community.

With the passage of Hurricane Sandy on October 24, vehicular access was cut off from the community to the Corporate Area, as the Hope River made the ford impassable.