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NWA to undertake multi-million patching programme

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 4:47 PM

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

The programme, valued at just under $200 million dollars, represents the second phase of a recurrent programme aimed at the maintenance of secondary roads. 

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.

Under the programme, over 122 thousand square metres roadways will be targeted in the four parishes. 

Some 74 corridors are slated to benefit. 

The NWA says preparatory works are now underway and motorists are being advised to obey warning signs and the instruction of flag persons.

Manager of Communication at the NWA Stephen Shaw says that this programme will complement a patching programme valued at a $239 million that was rolled out in the other 10 parishes last month.

Shaw says that another spray patching programme valued at $123 million will also be implemented in nine parishes in coming weeks. 

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