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Multimillion-dollar pre-christmas road patching/drain cleaning work underway in St Elizabeth

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2013 | 9:15 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA), says it has started a $16 million road patching, bush and drain cleaning exercise in St Elizabeth.



Seven-million dollars is to be spent on the road patching programme.



Fifty-seven kilometers of roadway will be targeted with approximately 900 square meters of patching being done.



The corridors benefitting under the programme are Tombstone to Gutters, Scotts Cove to Luana and Luana to Tombstone.



The NWA says the works form part of the Government’s $200 million island-wide road patching programme announced recently by Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.



The NWA says the agency is also undertaking bushing and drain cleaning activities totalling $9 million along several corridors in St Elizabeth.



This programme is set to be completed by December 16.



Funding is being provided from the Road Maintenance Fund and the Tourism Enhancement Fund.



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