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$34 million to repair High Street in Black River

Published:Friday | May 17, 2013 | 12:48 PM

Launtia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

State Minister of Transport & Works, Richard Azan has pledged $34 million to repair a section of High Street in Black River which has raised safety concerns for residents and motorists.

The Minister, along with Member of Parliament for South West St Elizabeth, Hugo Buchanan, the Mayor of Black River, Everton Fisher other representatives from the St. Elizabeth Parish Council and the National Works Agency (NWA), toured a section of the roadway yesterday to assess the damage.

Minister Azan said work on the damaged roadway is expected to be completed within two and a half months of the start date in June.

He noted that the roadwork is one of urgency in light of the approaching hurricane season.

The NWA says the repair work will include the reconstruction of approximately 70 metres of the retaining wall, construction of a sidewalk, guard rails and paving of the the reinstated area of the roadway with Asphaltic Concrete.