The National Works Agency (NWA) is to spend another 1.7 billion Jamaican dollars to rehabilitate roadways across the island.
According to Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, some twenty-one roadways in seven parishes will be given attention under the second phase of the local component of the Major Infrastructure Development Program (MIDP).
Among the projects that have already been approved are Comfort Hall to Wire Fence in Trelawny; Coleyville main road in Manchester, Naggo Head Main Road in St. Catherine which are three of the larger road rehabilitation projects that will be undertaken in addition to Springfield to Pisgah in St. Elizabeth and Macknie to Douglas Castle in Clarendon.
The scope of works on the projects will include drainage improvement, the construction of retaining walls, laying of new base and paving with asphaltic concrete. Work on the projects is expected to get underway by Christmas.
The NWA is also now working to procure another forty projects under the Local Component of the MIDP.