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Portmore Municipality to spend $10 million on road projects

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 9:53 AM

The Portmore Municipal Council is to spend $10 million to improve road conditions across the municipality.

Acting Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas says it's a continuation of infrastructure works started a year ago in which several roads were upgraded, including the realignment of a section of the Grange Lane main road.

Thomas says under this phase of the project, a section of Dawkins Drive will be resurfaced, and patching will be carried out on Portmore Municipal Boulevard, East Mid Street, Forth Street, Sand Hill main road and the Hellshire main road.

He says the road works on Dawkins Drive, which are expected to last for three weeks, are aimed at easing the traffic congestion along the busy thoroughfare.

Meanwhile, the acting Portmore mayor is again slamming the government for its tardiness in allocating disaster preparedness funds to the council.

The hurricane season began on June 1.