The National Works Agency (NWA) says a river training programme is now underway on the Yallahs River in St. Thomas.
Communications Manager, Stephen Shaw, said the agency also plans to rebuild and stabilize the riverís embankment.
He said about 1500 metres of river training work have already been completed.
He said the programme is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and will cost about $118 million.
Shaw said a road patching programme will begin on the Cooper Ridge to Guava Ridge and Guava Ridge to Mahogany Vale roadways in St. Andrew as soon as the rains stop.
He said several roads in Portmore St. Catherine will also be patched.