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Work on Fern Gully main road on schedule - NWA

BY RENAE DIXON Observer Staff Reporter

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 1:13 PM    

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Ocho Rios, St Ann - The National Works Agency (NWA) says that work on the upgrading of Fern Gully, Ocho Rios, is still on schedule despite being affected by Hurricane Sandy.

A number of trees were uprooted in Fern Gully but assistant engineer at the NWA, Eric Smith says that the hurricane has not set back works on the roadway which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Smith however noted that while work in the gully is expected to be finished by December, works on the section of the road leading from Harrison Town towards the Ocho Rios Primary is not expected to be completed until next year.

He did not give the precise quarter.

Meanwhile Devon Lilly, NWA’s parish manager for St Ann, said the agency was kept busy over the weekend cutting and removing fallen trees in Fern Gully.

The clean-up exercise along the roadway is expected to continue today into tomorrow.

The roadway is opened to single-lane vehicular traffic from Moneague towards Ocho Rios.

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