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NWA plans road work for seven parishes

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 9:34 AM

The National Work Agency (NWA) says work is to begin along 15 corridors in seven parishes that have been significantly impacted by flood rains, since last year April.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, St Andrew, St Elizabeth, Portland, Trelawny and St Catherine are to benefit from contracts that have been approved for works.

Among the roads that will be getting attention through this new work programme are the corridors from Falmouth to Springvale in Trelawny, May Pen to Guinep Tree in Clarendon, Harrywatch to Waterloo Bay in Manchester and Buff Bay to Craigmill in Portland.

Shaw says that contracts valued at over 220 million dollars were approved yesterday for the works to be undertaken.

The projects are expected to get underway within the next seven working days.

Shaw says that the NWA is currently going through the procurement process for several other projects that will be implemented under a revised Capital A programme, valued at a total of $1.3 billion.  

He says another list of projects to be undertaken through this programme will be made available next week.