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Gov't to spend $700m to replace 100-year-old bridge

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 9:29 AM

The government is to spend about $700 million to replace a 100-year-old bridge in north Clarendon. 

The contract was signed yesterday between the Works Ministry and China Harbour Engineering Company which will construct the bridge over 14 months. 

Works Minister, Dr Omar Davies says the project will start in January. 

The new two-lane bridge will be 65 metres long and will feature sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians.

The project is part of the government's efforts to improve the roadway from May Pen in Clarendon to Discovery Bay in St Ann and is central to major works now underway from Sour Sop Turn to Chapleton, both in Clarendon.