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NWA re-doing MoBay by-pass survey, car transporting previous questionnaires stolen

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 11:53 AM

The National Works Agency says its teams have returned to Monetgo Bay, St James to re-do a survey among motorists ahead of the construction of the proposed Montego Bay Bypass.

The data collected in the original survey was lost last month when the car in which the questionnaires were transported from St James was stolen in Portmore, St Catherine.

The NWA says a result, its survey teams returned to the streets of Montego Bay yesterday and will be there until tomorrow interviewing motorists.

Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says that the survey involves traffic counts and interviews with motorists to determine their travel patterns.

She says the data will inform the decision-making process for the much anticipated Montego Bay Bypass.

The targeted areas include the intersection of the Bogue Road and Alice Eldemire Drive; Fairfield Avenue and Barnett Street; the North Coast Highway and Morgan Road intersection; and, Salt Spring and Green Pond Roadway.

The survey will also target the Portobello main road.

The surveys are being executed by the National Road Operating and Construction Company (NROCC), Stanley Consultants Incorporated and the NWA with the support of the police.