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NWA plans $100 million road patching exercise

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:35 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has announced a near $100 million road patching exercise for several corridors in St Catherine, Kingston, St Andrew and St Thomas.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says 16 corridors in St Catherine will benefit under this round of patching expected to cost over $18 million.

Among the roads to be covered are the stretch from Spanish Town to Bamboo, Church Road to Knollis, Bamboo to Worthy Park and Vanity Fair to Bermady.

In rural St Andrew, the roads from Stony Hill to Parks Road, Nolan Hill to Border, Guava Ridge to Mahagony Vale and Woodford to Norbrook are among those that will be patched.

Other roads to be patched in Kingston and St Andrew are: Arnold Road, Constant Spring Road, Conway Drive, Patrick Drive, Windward Road, Papine Square, Langston Road and Gordon Town Road.

This will cost $60 million.

Meanwhile in St Thomas, $14 million will be spent to improve conditions along seven main roads.

The roads being targeted are Morant Bay to Port Morant, Port Morant to Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill to Hectors River, Church Corner to Morant River Bridge, Bull Bay to Grants Pen, Grants Pen to Pamphret, Pamphret to Morant Bay and Morant River Bridge to Trinityville.

The NWA says the road patching exercise is expected to be completed in three weeks, if the weather remains favourable.