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NWA starts technical work on St Mary roads

Published:Saturday | January 24, 2015 | 12:51 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has commenced technical work on several roadways in St Mary that were damaged by heavy rains last December.

The NWA says the road from Oracabessa to Union Hill in the vicinity of Ramble and a section of the Hamilton Mountain main road are still impassable.

Communications manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says that the nature of the damage at these locations require special designs as a pre-requisite to carrying out the corrective work.

Shaw says among the things that have to be taken into consideration in deciding on the appropriate solution are the hilly terrain, the presence of underground streams and the high propensity of earth movements.

However, he says the designs are expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

According to Shaw, the designs selected will determine the likely cost of the repairs and he says the NWA hopes to begin the repairs as soon as the necessary funding arrangements are determined by the government.


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