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Reopening deadline set for landslide-affected section of North South Highway

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 3:09 PM

The National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC) says the section of the North South Highway which collapsed due to a landslide last year should be open to motorists by the end of this month.

The landslide occurred last May after days of heavy rain at the section of the highway between Unity Valley and Treadways in St Catherine.

It caused the closure of one of the southbound lanes leading to Kingston.

Engineers from construction company China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) are currently building a new retaining wall in the area.

Managing Director of NROCC, Ivan Anderson, says they are undertaking do minor paving to finish work in the area.


NROCC Managing director, Ivan Anderson

Anderson says the landslide which had blocked the roadway has now been removed.

However, he says motorists should continue to a third lane on the north-bound side of the highway which has been open to accommodate traffic heading towards Kingston.