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Gov't needs to fast-track St Thomas highway project – Ferguson

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 10:59 AM

Member of Parliament for eastern St Thomas Fenton Ferguson is calling for the government to fast-track the proposed highway plan for St Thomas, amid widespread protests for better roads.

Ferguson toured sections of St Thomas yesterday following two days of mass demonstration by angry residents who have expressed their frustration over the state of the parish's roads.

He said while he is not against the interim road patching, the government should focus on the proposed highway.


Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas Fenton Ferguson

The residents have also described the patching work being carried out by the National Works Agency as inadequate. 

The National Works Agency has said work on the St Thomas leg of the South Coast Highway is to begin in 2018.

The project will cover a four-lane highway from Harbour View to Bull Bay, an upgrade to the road between Bull Bay and Morant Bay, as well as improvement of the road from Morant Bay to Port Antonio, and Morant Bay to Cedar Valley.