The National Works Agency (NWA) says efforts are being made to restore access to the Moreland Hill roadway in Westerland which has been closed since the passage of Tropical Storm Nicole in 2010.
The affected section of the roadway falls along the Albany to Moreland Hill corridor.
The agency says the corridor was severely eroded resulting in an approximately five meter drop.
Community Relations Officer at the NWA’s Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says the roadwork is valued at 33 million dollars.
She says it involves the installation of a new box culvert, the construction of retaining walls, the filling and compacting of the affected section of the roadway with granular base material and asphalting of the area.
In the meantime, the NWA says it is also executing repairs to the Morgan’s Bridge in the town of Grange Hill, Westmoreland.
Ms. Ricketts says that project is valued 16 million dollars and entails the construction and repair of retaining walls, the improvement of drainage infrastructure and repairs to the bridge rails.
The projects are being executed by local contractor Alcar Construction and Haulage Company Limited.
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