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Multimillion-dollar road patching for southeastern parishes

Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Beginning today, a new multimillion-dollar hot-mix patching is being carried out along 48 corridors in southeastern parishes of Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine and St Thomas. The work should be completed within eight weeks.

In Kingston, 29 corridors will be addressed. Approximately 4,020 square metres of patching is being undertaken. Among the roadways being addressed are August Town Road, Cassava Piece Road, Duhaney Drive, East Queen Street, Eastwood Park Road, Harbour Drive, Holborn Road, Mahoe Drive, West Avenue/Dukaran Avenue and Seaward Drive.

Ten corridors in St Catherine have been selected for patching. These include: Municipal Boulevard-Braeton Park Way/Lakes Pen, Natural Bridge to Troja and Spanish Town to Bamboo. Approximately 650 square metres of patching will be carried out along the 10 corridors.

Patching will be carried out along three road sections in St Andrew. They are: Stony Hill to Parks Road, Santa Maria to Turnbridge (Red Hills) and the Harbour View to Bull Bay main road. Six hundred and fifty square metres of patching will be carried out along these road sections.

In St Thomas, approximately 770 square metres of patching is to be carried out along the Bull Bay to Grants Pen, Grants Pen to Pamphret, Morant River Bridge to Trinityville, Pamphret to Morant Bay and Port Morant to Pleasant Hill corridors.

Manager of communication and customer services at the National Works Agency, Stephen Shaw, said the 48 selected corridors are heavily used and, therefore, motorists should expect minor delays. He is advising motorists to use alternative routes of their choice in order to avoid locations where patching is in progress.

The programme is expected to cost just under $22 million.

Motorists are advised to obey posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons while works are in progress.