The National Works Agency (NWA) will be utilising the no movement periods to address some of the poor road conditions island-wide. The agency will be undertaking a series of patching activities on selected roads.
Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says that the patching programme, valued at 320 million dollars will address some of the poor road conditions, owing to the recent passage of Tropical Storms Grace and Ida.
He says at least 20 million dollars will be spent in each parish and that roads in Portmore, St. Catherine have been given a special allocation under the programme.
The NWA has written to the police high command with details of the works and the crews to be employed in the various areas in order to facilitate its smooth implementation. Persons who are not exempt under the Disaster Risk Management Act can be punished, hence the need for inclusion of the police by the NWA in the execution of the works.
The programme is expected to be completed by the end of the month.