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More road repairs for Portmore

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 6:00 AM

The Portmore Municipal Council says it is spending $10 million to further improve road conditions in the municipality.

Acting Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas told The Gleaner that this is a continuation of road-improvement work started a year ago, where several roads were upgraded.

"A section of Dawkins Drive will be completely resurfaced, while patching will be carried out on Portmore Municipal Boulevard, East Mid Street, Fourth Street, Sand Hill main road, and the Hellshire main road," he disclosed.

According to Thomas, preliminary work on Dawkins Drive started June 8, to ease the traffic congestion along the busy thoroughfare.

"The work will begin in earnest on Monday, and we are anticipating all works, including the patching, will be completed in three weeks," noted Thomas.

Meanwhile, the acting mayor, who has been at odds with the Government over its handling of the National Labour Day Project in Portmore, again slammed the Government for its tardiness in allocating disaster-preparedness funds to parish councils.

"It is eight days into the start of the hurricane season and we have not received any funds to assist with disaster preparedness," Thomas revealed.