NWA to implement $249m island wide patching programme

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is preparing to roll out the second phase of a $239-million patching programme targeting major corridors in 10 parishes over the next few weeks.

The agency said work will be done on more than 111 road sections, covering in excess of 97,000 square meters of roadway, in the targeted parishes.

Excluded from the budget are St Catherine, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew, for which NWA said a special programme is being finalised.

Communication and customer services manager at the NWA Stephen Shaw in a release today said the patching activities in the 10 parishes is aimed at the maintenance of secondary roads and are expected last for eight weeks.

He said the first phase, which targeted over 142 thousand square metres of roadways in the same ten parishes, was implemented in July.

He further stated that this new programme complements a $123-million spray patching programme that will be implemented in the parishes of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Elizabeth, Clarendon and St Mary.

Twenty thousand square metres of roadways in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine will also be targeted as part of the spray patching programme, NWA said.

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