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Public to gain access to Angels to Linstead leg of North-South Highway Monday

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 10:42 AM
In this file photo workmen look on as Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott (left) and Transport and Works Minister, Dr Omar Davies tour the new leg of the North-South Highway that runs from the Angels community to Linstead in St Catherine.

A section of the North-South Highway which runs from Angels to Linstead in St Catherine is to be opened to the public on Monday.

The Angels to Linstead leg of the highway provides Jamaicans with the option of bypassing the often dangerous Bog Walk Gorge, which, has been the main route for persons travelling from Kingston to the North Coast.

Speaking at the official opening yesterday Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller noted that the main objective of the new roadway is to upgrade the country’s infrastructure and assist in providing economic opportunities for growth and job creation.

She said over 2,000 persons are currently employed on the project, more than 1,500 of them Jamaicans.

The roadway was built by China Harbour Engineering Company.

Motorists will be able to use the roadway free of cost for a while.