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NWA to implement $200-m patching programme in four parishes

Friday, September 21, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now preparing to implement a new multi-million dollar hotmix patching programme in Kingston, St Andrew, St Thomas and St Catherine.

The new programme, which is valued at just under $200 million dollars, represents the second phase of a recurrent programme aimed at the maintenance of secondary roads, NWA said in a release today.

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said this programme will complement a $239-million patching programme that was rolled out in the other 10 parishes last month.

He said another spray patching programme valued at $123 million will also be implemented in nine parishes in the coming weeks.

“Under the current programme, over 122,000 square metres of roadway will be targeted in the four parishes. Some 74 corridors are slated to benefit. Roadways that will be targeted include Half Way Tree Road, Millsborough Avenue and Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area; Rock Hall to Parks Road and St Christopher to Glengoffe in St Andrew; Old Harbour to Old Harbour Bay, Municipal Boulevard and the streets of Spanish Town in St Catherine; Yallahs to Easington and Negro River Bridge to Hall Head in St Thomas,” NWA noted.

The agency added that preparatory works are now underway and motorists are urged to obey posted warning signs and the instruction of flag persons.

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