Shaw: NWA addressing concerns on St Thomas leg of Southern Coastal Highway
According to the NWA, it acknowledges residents’ challenges and is making every effort to swiftly address these concerns and complete the project to the highest standards.
Manager, communication and customer service at the NWA Stephen Shaw is urging residents to exercise patience during what he describes as this critical development phase.
Shaw emphasised that the agency is committed to delivering infrastructure improvements that will benefit the community for years to come.
“Undertaking projects of this magnitude is a complex process, and we understand the inconvenience experienced by residents. We want to advise the public that the NWA is fully aware of the issues and is actively working to resolve them.
“Our teams are dedicated to completing the projects with the highest quality standards in the shortest time possible,” declared Shaw.
He said despite the challenges the NWA is making significant progress on road improvements, with a focus on two key sections, one of which is the Morant Bay roundabout to Seaforth, where the NWA is currently engaged in road repairs and upgrades.
“These improvements will contribute to safer and smoother travel for residents and commuters,” added Shaw.
He said the second area of focus is from Seaforth to Cedar Valley, where road enhancements include the installation of box culverts, drainage systems, water lines, fibre optic lines, and retaining walls.
“This comprehensive approach ensures the longevity and resilience of the road infrastructure. The estimated value of the St Thomas roadwork in this section is over $2.7 billion,” added Shaw.
He said the NWA acknowledges the importance of open communication and is encouraging residents to reach out with their specific concerns through the established channels.
“The agency remains committed to transparency and responsiveness as it works towards completing the SCHIP in St Thomas,” said Shaw.