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$88M road rehabilitation for Essex Hall to Burnt Shop

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is embarking on an $88-million road rehabilitation project along the Essex Hall to Burnt Shop roadway in St Andrew.

Acting communication and customer services manager at the NWA, Janel Ricketts, said that this latest effort by the NWA involves the rehabilitation of 3.6 kilometres of roadway to include significant drainage improvement; the repairs to breakaways; the construction of gabion retaining walls, as well as other retaining structures; and the reshaping and resurfacing of the roadway, using asphaltic concrete.

She added that this rehabilitative effort is now in an advanced stage as the preparatory works have been completed and emphasis is now being placed on the asphalting of the corridor. The project, which got under way in April, is expected to be completed by October.

The project is being executed through the Government of Jamaica's Major Infrastructure Development Programme by local contractor, Alcar Construction.

Motorists are being advised to obey the posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons.