$8-m rehabilitation of Freeport Road in MoBay underway

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The Freeport main road in Montego Bay, St James, is currently being rehabilitated by the National Works Agency (NWA) at a cost of $8 million.

State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Richard Azan, accompanied by representatives of the NWA and St James Parish Council, visited the project area during a recent visit to the parish to view work on a number of road projects.

While expressing satisfaction with the quality of work undertaken, to date, on the Freeport Road, Azan appealed for additional stakeholder support and input in ensuring the timely completion of work on the roadway which said is “heavily used.”

“Sometime last year, we did a tour of this roadway with Dr Paul Robertson from the Port Authority of Jamaica and he asked for some support to bring this road up to a certain standard. We have, therefore, given priority to the rehabilitation works and I am satisfied with where we have reached with the project.  We are now trying to get (a certain cement provider) to make a contribution to complete the (the project),” Azan said, adding that work is still proceeding while that company’s response is being awaited.

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