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Work on Riverton road to be completed by September

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Desmond McKenzie

Reconstruction of the access road to the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, being undertaken at a cost of approximately $219.6 million (US$1.8 million), is on course for completion by September.

This was noted by Minister of

Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie during a tour of the landfill on Thursday.

The project, which includes the construction of a concrete road leading to the disposal site, is being funded through grant support from the Government of Mexico.

McKenzie also advised that the assistance of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, which has responsibility for works, and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) will be sought to repair one of the two bridges linking the access road with the disposal site, which, he said, is currently unusable.

"This is creating great strain on the single bridge being used," the minister explained.

McKenzie emphasised that both bridges are needed, where one can be used as an entrance and the other as an exit, thereby reducing the frequency with which the single bridge is utilised.