The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) funded Phase II of the Fern Gully Restoration and Rehabilitation Project is on schedule to be substantially completed by mid December this year when the roadway will be reopened to traffic.
Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the National Works Agency Stephen Shaw says that the contractor is presently installing 1.6 kilometres of rigid concrete pavement from the vicinity of Hines Gully. He says that this will extend in the direction of Milford Road.
Mr. Shaw says that approximately 70 metres of reinforced concrete "U" drain is also being constructed, 30 metres of which is complete. He says that this drain when complete will transport storm water runoff that passes through the gully to a Box Culvert that connects to another drain leading to the sea.
Phase III is slated to begin by mid August. It includes constructing 1.6 kilometres of drains and rehabilitation of 1.6 kilometres of roadway which will be paved with Asphaltic Concrete, one kilometre from Hines Gully and continuing in the direction of Milford Road.
The Fern Gully Restoration and Rehabilitation Project are being undertaken at a cost of over $500 million.