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Fix driveways, gardens, Mr Hunter

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:19 AM


In reference to the March 26, 2017 Gleaner article titled 'NWA says it would be difficult for Clarendon road project money to be misspent', the last sentence of that article states: "The project, which was due to end in March 2016, has overrun its budget by five per cent and is now scheduled to be completed in April."

Based on this sentence, E.G. Hunter, CEO of the National Works Agency (NWA), should give us the residents along the corridor of the $1.3-billion road project, namely, The Sour Sop Turn-Chapelton-Trout Hall road construction project, some reassurance that all the collateral property damages created by this project will be addressed by the end of April 2017.

There is much concrete and other related work such as restoration of destroyed driveways, plus landscaping of damaged gardens resulting from this project. Mr Hunter needs to reassure us that this work will be completed, because we know that once the project is signed off as completed, we will never ever see the NWA return.

Mr Hunter is very much aware of what I am referring to, because I have laid out a seven-page complaint to him, sent to his corporate email, and copied to the corporate email of Stephen Shaw, communications manager of the NWA.

It is, therefore, incumbent that Mr Hunter make public the intent of NWA for the remaining work.


Member, New Roads, Youth

and Community Development