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VIDEO: Mt Rosser leg of Highway 2000 opened

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 | 12:58 PM    

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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica--The more than 19-kilometre Mount Rosser leg of the North South Highway was  opened  a short while ago (Tuesday, August 5).

The roadway, which extends from Linstead in St Catherine to Moneague in St Ann, will result in a significant reduction in travel time for motorists.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who officiated at the opening said that the bypass will open up new areas to development and reduce the rural to urban migration.

"This leg of the highway is a special independence gift to the people of Jamaica," said Simpson Miller.

She said this is a most significant achievement in the life of our country, noting that the possibility of building such a road has been on the table for some 40 years.

The bypass is the first of the three legs of the North/South link of Highway 2000 to be completed. The other legs -- Caymanas to Linstead, and Moneague to Ocho Rios -- are scheduled to be completed by 2016.

More information later.

Kimone Francis

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