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Rehabilitation of troublesome Sandy Bay to Montpelier road to be completed next month — Azan

Thursday, June 19, 2014    

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MONTPELIER, Hanover - JUNIOR Transport and Works Minister Richard Azan says work on the $54-million three-kilometre Sandy Bay to Montpelier roadway in Hanover is on track to be completed by the end of July.

"The technical team advised me that we can complete it by the next three weeks, but I am looking at the end of July for it to be completed," said Azan following a tour of a number of road rehabilitation projects in sections of the Eastern Hanover constituency last Friday.

The touring party included Everton Hunter, CEO of the National Works Agency (NWA); Stephen Shaw, the NWA's communications and customer service manager; Member of Parliament for Eastern Hanover Dr D K Duncan; Wynter McIntosh, the councillor for the Chester Castle Division and Lloyd Hill, councillor for the Sandy Bay Division.

The Sandy Bay to Montpelier project commenced under the controversial Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), but did not get far.

According to Dr Duncan, the projects went through the hands of two contractors in the past, but they were unable to complete the job.

However, in giving an update, Azan said he is satisfied with the work of the third and final contractor who started working in March.

"This project was one of those that was giving a lot of trouble, and in my last visit here we gave a commitment to the community that we want to complete the project by the latest, July,"

said Azan.

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