Work in progress on retaining walls and drains in East Rural St. Andrew | News
The restoration of several retaining walls and repairs to drainage systems are being carried out on roads serving nine parishes in the East Rural St. Andrew. The cost is $ 30 million.
This is in preparation for a major road rehabilitation project to be undertaken by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) for Robertsfield to Davis Hill and Mount Hybla roads at a cost of $ 75,000.
According to Area MP and Prime Minister’s Wife Juliet Holness, upgrading the roads will put farmers in a better position to “get their produce to buyers” and provide a smoother surface for motorists to travel.
“If another road is impassable, it now gives more people a chance to find their way,” said Holness.
She noted that once the restoration work is complete, “we will move on to the JSIF element of the road project,” a paved road that will serve hundreds of residents in the various parishes.
“When we have a landslide, very often people cannot get home for two to four days, and we are now in a place where the road infrastructure has improved so that we have alternative roads that we use when We can have one of the many landslides, ”she said.
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