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Feasibility study, predesign for highway linking eastern parishes under way

Published:Sunday | March 30, 2014 | 10:31 AM

A feasibility study and a preliminary design for a two-lane highway that would link eastern parishes to the north coast highway should be completed within the next three months.



Stanley Consultants Limited, the company engaged by the National Works Agency to prepare both documents, says funding for the project would be discussed as soon as they are completed and submitted to the Parliament.



The proposed highway would begin in Harbour View, St Andrew and run through St Thomas and Portland where it would connect to the north coast highway.



Speaking last week at the monthly meeting of the St Thomas Parish Council, head of Stanley Consultants Lawrence Barrett said the proposed project would provide a significant boost for all the communities impacted.



Barrett says the Harbour View to Morant Bay leg is the most feasible, which would be given priority if the project is approved.



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