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Palisadoes roadway- improvements planned

Published:Monday | January 21, 2008 | 2:23 PM

Transport Minister, Mike Henry is hopeful that the current state of the Palisadoes roadway in Kingston will be improved before the start of the next hurricane season in June.

Last weekend the roadway was again flooded by high tides, which deposited sea water and debris onto the strip reducing it to single lane traffic.

A team from the National Works Agency (NWA) has been working to clear the roadway.

It is the second time in two months that the Palisadoes road has been inundated.

The Transport Minister said the situation is being treated with urgency.

Mr. Henry said piles of boulders are being used to pack both sides of the roadway, especially the areas that have eroded.

A budgetary allocation of $40 million is being used to carry out the repairs to the harbour section of the strip.

Mr. Henry also said a US$500,000 loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), to effect further repairs to the seaside of the Palisadoes road is expected by the end of this month.

These repairs will include the recommendations from a study conducted by a Cuban team in 2006.