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NWA to implement multi-million islandwide patching programme

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:54 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now in the process of finalising another round of patching along major corridors across the country.

The programme is to be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks.

The programme, which is valued at $239 million, will result in the patching of over 97 thousand square meters of roadways in 10 parishes.

The NWA says St Catherine, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew have not been included in this budget, however, a special programme targeting these parishes is being finalised.

The agency's Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says the patching activities represents the second phase of a recurrent programme aimed at the maintenance of secondary roads.

Shaw says the first phase, which targeted over 142 thousand square metres of roadways in the same ten parishes, was implemented in July.

He says the works are expected to get underway within the next week and should last for eight weeks.

Over 111 road sections in the targeted parishes will get attention.

Shaw further states that this new $239 million dollar programme complements a Spray Patching programme that will be implemented in the parishes of Hanover, St James, Trelawny, St Elizabeth, Clarendon and St Mary.

He says that the programme is valued at $123 million.

He adds that 20,000 square metres of roadways in Kingston, St Andrew, and St Catherine will also be targeted as part of the programme.

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