Bridge work resumes Monday
Due to the National Works Agency's (NWA) intervention, construction on the Queensborough Bridge in St Andrew is expected to resume on Monday after several weeks of cessation.
According to NWA's CEO EG Hunter, his organisation intervened in the stand-off between contractors China Harbour Engineering Company and its subcontractor, YP Seaton and Associates.
New deadline for the opening of the bridge is September.
Toll rates hiked, discounts scrapped
Last Saturday, a new toll rate structure was rolled out to users of Highway 2000, with the exception of the Kingston to Clarendon section of the toll road (Vineyards leg).
Operators of Class 1 vehicles using the Spanish Town leg and the Portmore leg will both see an increase of $10, up from the current $80 and $120, respectively.
Operators of Class 2 vehicles using the Spanish Town leg and the Portmore leg will see an increase of $10 and $20 respectively, up from the current $120 and $180.
Operators of Class 3 vehicles using the Spanish Town leg and the Portmore leg will see an increase of $20 and $40 respectively, up from the current $230 and $350.
Weekend discounts at the Spanish Town and Vineyards Plazas were discontinued that same day.