ROAD IMPROVEMENT work under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) is currently under way in sections of St Ann, with pothole patching, sidewalk repairs and bushing being the main focus.
Patching of potholes in Old Buckfield, Hartland, Eltham, Ocho Rios Bypass and Middle Street has already been completed.
"And, up to last week, work was 30 to 50 per cent complete in areas such as New Buckfield, Steer Town and Greenwich Acres," said Stephen Shaw, National Works Agency manager, communications and customer service.
Work is also being done on the Golden Grove to Green Park main road, Dunnsville, Moneague and other areas.
In the main towns of Ocho Rios and capital St Ann's Bay, the patching of potholes and repairs to sidewalks has been evident in the past couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, work on the multimillion-dollar upgrade of the Fern Gully, which recently resumed, is expected to be completed before year end, according to Shaw.
"We definitely intend to finish before the end of the year," Shaw confirmed on Monday. He said a meeting with the parties involved with the project will take place next week, at which a clear determination would be made as to the proposed completion date.
The Fern Gully project is part of the controversial Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme.