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NWA begins $100-m road-patching works 

Monday, March 20, 2017 | 1:29 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA), today reported that it has commenced a $100 million programme to patch several corridors in St Catherine, Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas.

NWA in a release said that the programme started last week and is slated to target just under 36,000 square metres of road.

Communication manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said that 16 corridors in St Catherine will benefit under this round of patching, including: the stretch from Spanish Town to Bamboo, Church Road to Knollis, Bamboo to Worthy Park and Vanity Fair to Bermady.

In rural St Andrew, the roads from Stony Hill to Parks Road, Nolan Hill to Border, Guava Ridge to Mahagony Vale and Woodford to Norbrook are among those that will be patched. Elsewhere in Kingston and St Andrew, the NWA will be undertaking work on Arnold Road, Constant Spring Road, Conway Drive, Patrick Drive, Windward Road, Papine Square, Langston Road and Gordon Town Road.


More than 60 roads are to be patched in these two parishes, according to the release. 

In St Thomas the roads being targeted are Morant Bay to Port Morant, Port Morant to Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill to Hectors River, Church Corner to Morant River Bridge, Bull Bay to Grants Pen, Grants Pen to Pamphret, Pamphret to Morant Bay and Morant River Bridge to Trinityville.

Shaw said that the NWA intends to have the programme of works completed in another three weeks. However, this projection is subject to the parishes experiencing favourable weather conditions.

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