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Major road repair project announced ahead of Obama's visit

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 3:53 AM

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The National Works Agency (NWA) says the implementation of a major road repaving programme in Kingston nearly two weeks before the State visit of US President Barack Obama could just be a coincidence.

The NWA announced yesterday that its special works programme was already underway along several corridors in Kingston and St Andrew.

Obama is scheduled to arrive in Kingston on April 9 for a one day visit and the programme covers much of the route he is expected to travel.

But NWA Communications Manager Stephen Shaw says he does not know anything about Obama’s schedule and that the programme could just be a coincidence.

Shaw could not say how much money had been provided for the project or which government agency would provide financing.

The NWA communications manager says he was informed about the project last Tuesday, but cautioned that it might have been in the works for weeks.