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St Catherine benefits from $50-million road patching programme

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AM
Road patching.

The National Works Agency (NWA) said it is currently spending approximately $50 million to repair a number of roadways in St Catherine.

Communication and customer service manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, said the works which are ongoing began in early June and are being executed under two concurrent road-patching programmes.

He said about 31 roadways across the parish will be given attention, including nine Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus routes in Portmore.

Shaw said repairs have already been carried out along the Spanish Town to Port Henderson Road, Tamarind Farm to Naggo Head, Old Harbour Bay, Hellshire, Windsor, Oxford and Burke Road.

Patching is scheduled to continue along the Bog Walk to Ewarton, Vanity Fair to Tavern Hill and Church Road to Knollis roadways.

More than 15,000 square kilometres of roadway will be repaired at the completion of both programmes.