The National Works Agency (NWA) said it is finalising arrangements to commence the second phase of the Major Infrastructure Development Programme in western Jamaica.
Six roadways are being targeted for rehabilitation under the programme. These include the Sun Valley to Norwood roadway in St James, the Smithfield mainroad in Hanover, and the Comfort Hall to Wire Fence roadway in Trelawny.
Five critical roadways have some been rehabilitated under a $700-million infrastructure programme in western Jamaica. The roads are the Lethe to Copse roadway in Hanover; the road from Sign to Virgin Valley, Guava Walk, as well as the Williams Street to Flower Hill corridor in St James. The programme also targeted the Wire Fence to Highgate Hall roadway in Trelawny.
Janel Ricketts, community relations officer at the National Works Agency, said the Lethe to Copse, Williams Street to Flower Hill and the Wire Fence to Highgate Hall roadways are basically completed.
Work on the Guava Walk and Sign to Virgin Valley projects have been impacted by rain.
The projects involve complete rehabilitation, to include significant drainage improvement, the reshaping and asphalting of roadways, and the construction of retaining walls.