Major road patching to be done in 10 parishes

Friday, August 17, 2018

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THE National Works Agency (NWA) is now in the process of finalising another round of patching along major corridors across the country.

The programme, which the NWA said is to be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks, is valued at $239 million and will see the patching of 97,000 square metres of roadways in 10 parishes.

The parishes of St Catherine, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew have not been included in this budget, however a special programme targeting these parishes is being finalised, according to the NWA.

The agency manager for communication and customer services, Stephen Shaw, said patching activities in the 10 parishes represent the second phase of a recurrent programme aimed at the maintenance of secondary roads. He said the first phase, which targeted more than 142,000 square metres of roadways in the same 10 parishes was carried out in July.

Shaw said the works should last for eight weeks.

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