NWA says $1.7-billion roadwork to start by Christmas

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it will spend another $1.7 billion to rehabilitate roads across the island.

According to NWA Manager of Communication and Customer Service Stephen Shaw, 21 roads in seven parishes will be given attention under the second phase of the local component of the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP).

Among the projects that have already been approved, according to an NWA release, are Comfort Hall to Wire Fence in Trelawny; Coleyville main road in Manchester, Naggo Head main road in St Catherine, which are three of the larger road rehabilitation projects that will be undertaken in addition to Springfield to Pisgah in St Elizabeth, and Macknie to Douglas Castle in Clarendon.

The NWA said the scope of works on the projects will include drainage improvement, the construction of retaining walls, laying of new base, and paving with asphaltic concrete. Work on the projects is expected to get under way by Christmas, the release said.

The NWA said it is also working to procure another 40 projects under the local component of the MIDP.

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