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PM appeals for understanding as roadworks continue

Friday, August 17, 2018

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is appealing for understanding as the Government undertakes road improvement works in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine.

He said he is aware of the inconvenience and prolonged delays being experienced by motorists, who have to traverse these corridors.

He cited Washington Boulevard in particular, where new sewer mains and other infrastructure are being laid.

The prime minister, who was speaking at his quarterly press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston on Wednesday, noted that measures are being put in place to ease the discomfort.

“As the work makes progress and we pave certain areas, we make those areas available and that has been easing the congestion on the road,” he said.

“But I can only appeal to the public to just bear with us. The longer term is a much better city for everyone,” he assured.

The roads are being upgraded and widened to lessen congestion, particularly during peak hours in the mornings and evenings.

These legacy projects are being undertaken through the Government's Major Infrastructure Development Programme.

They include the Three Miles/Hagley Park Road in St Andrew; Mandela Highway in St Catherine; the Molynes Road/Washington Boulevard intersection; and Constant Spring Road.

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