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Opposition shocked at South Coast Highway abandonment announcement

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 6:38 AM
Opposition spokesman in charge of works Richard Azan.

Opposition spokesman in charge of works Richard Azan is also expressing shock at Shaw's announcement that the South Coast Highway would be abandoned.

Azan says neither he nor any of the St Thomas Members of Parliament were notified of plans to abandon the project.

Azan says the Highway would connect the parishes of St Thomas, Portland and St Mary and adds that the residents of those parishes are excited about the plans to develop those parishes.

He says abandoning the roadway would be what he describes as a "knock out punch" to residents of St Thomas.

 

Opposition spokeman on Works Richard Azan

In announcing the abandonment of the highway yesterday, Shaw said he proposed a four-lane MoBay toll road to be built instead which would bypass the city.

Shaw said the bypass would begin in Ironshore, run through Flower Hill and end at West Gate.