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New design for North South highway retaining wall complete

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 8:00 AM

Director of Communication in the Transport Ministry, Vando Palmer, says a new design has been completed for a retaining wall along the North-South Highway after an embankment collapsed due to a landslide.

The landslide occurred in March along the section of highway between Unity Valley and Treadways in St Catherine.

Overseas Engineers from China Harbour Engineering Company Limited arrived in Jamaica in June to help design a retaining wall.

And Palmer says the new design has been approved by the National Road Operating & Constructing Company and additional engineers are scheduled to arrive in Jamaica within a week to build the wall.

 

Director of Communication in the Transport Ministry, Vando Palmer

Palmer says the rains associated with the passage of tropical storm Earl have not caused anymore landslides on the North South Highway which runs from Caymanas in St Catherine to Mammee Bay in St Ann.

He also says the spillage which forced the closure of one of the two south bound lanes leading to Kingston has still not been cleared.