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One-year US$20m improvement work planned for Marcus Garvey Drive

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 3:27 PM
Among the works to be undertaken on Marcus Garvey Drive is the widening of the roadway, installation of sidewalks and improvement of the drainage infrastructure.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to spend US$20.5 million to carry out improvement works to the Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew.

The NWA says the project will begin on Monday and works are expected to last for 12 months.

Among the works to be undertaken is the widening of the roadway, installation of sidewalks and improvement of the drainage infrastructure.

Communications Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says at the end of the project motorists can expect an improvement in the travel time along Marcus Garvey Drive.

Noting that sections of the roadway are regularly impacted by flooding, Shaw adds that the project will also serve to rectify this.

 

Communication Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw

Shaw notes that the Marcus Garvey Drive will remain open during the period.

However, he says motorists and other road users should expect delays during the period of construction.

 

Communication Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw