Major roadways being renovated
Renovation work estimated to cost $55 million has commenced on the Clinic, Goss Town, and Brighton roads in the St Elizabeth North East constituency.
This was disclosed by new Member of Parliament Delroy Slowley in his contribution to the 2021/22 State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. He noted that the roads, which are "significant and heavily trafficked", have been in a deplorable condition for years.
Slowley said that another $3 million was secured to undertake road repairs in Bog Mountain, Mountain Valley and Waterloo, "for which work is to commence shortly".
In addition, residents of Content district in Rocky Hill are benefiting from the construction of a roadway to replace the "rockstone and mud" thoroughfare that previously existed.
"The scope of work also includes the installation and laying of pipelines for the very first time, to be undertaken by the Rural Water Supply Limited," he said.
Additionally, repairs along the Longhill roadway are also expected to start before the end of this financial year. Slowley noted that, to date, $20.5 million has been spent on road and infrastructure improvement in the constituency.
"A large part of the budget had to be spent on road patching, beautification, bushing and drain cleaning. These projects help tremendously to mitigate damage that would've resulted from the heavy rainfall," he said.