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NWA announces plans to fix collapsed Dumbarton Box Culvert

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:09 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has announced plans to fix the Dumbarton Box Culvert in St Ann, which collapsed during heavy rains last year December.

The road remains inaccessible to motor vehicles travelling from Browns Town to Discovery Bay.

However, the NWA says repair of that section of roadway is among several road works to be undertaken across 11 parishes at a cost of more than $3.2 billion.

The NWA says the projects will be executed under the local component of the Major Infrastructure Development Programme.

The agency’s Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw, says contracts for the projects were recently agreed between China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and nine local companies that will be executing the works.

Sections of the Sandy Gully that have been in disrepair are also slated to benefit under the programme.

Other roads to be rehabilitated under this programme are the Mona Road and the Essex Hall road in St Andrew; the main road from Retreat to Lambkin Hill, St Mary; Sign to Virgin Valley, St James; Toll Gate to Rest, Clarendon; the road from Wire Fence to Lorrimers, Trelawny and the Ocho Rios Bypass in St Ann.

Shaw says that the projects are expected to be completed in six months and will result in the employment of scores of skilled and semi-skilled Jamaicans.