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Proposed highway worries some St Thomas property owners

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 2:01 PMShanna Monteith

Some residents of St Thomas with property along the roadway to be widened as part of the proposed Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project are raising concern about the plan.

The concerns were raised during a National Works Agency (NWA) public presentation, yesterday, on the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Section 1A of the highway, which will run from Harbour View in St Andrew to the Yallahs Bridge in St Thomas.

One resident, who said her property is likely to be affected, said she is worried about how the government will handle relocation.

She requested a timeline for when those who will be affected will be notified.

In his response, NWA’s communication manager Stephen Shaw said it is too early to say which properties will be needed as the project is still in its early stages.

 

However, Shaw gave the assurance that persons who are likely to be affected will be notified within a reasonable time.

Meanwhile, Shaw encouraged residents to settle all matters relating to their landownership, including land titles.

 

Communication manager at the National Works Agency Stephen Shaw

The meeting, held in Albion, was well attended despite the poor weather conditions.

Another is to be held at the Little Copa Club in Bull Bay, St Andrew, at 5:30 this afternoon.