Sir John Golding Road drainage reinstatement project to start shortly

Date Published: 
16 Apr 2019

The National Works Agency (NWA) will commence works shortly to reinstate a collapsed section of the roadway and storm water culvert along Sir John Golding Road, in August Town, St. Andrew.

Activities under the 63-million dollar contract include the construction of a retaining structure, the replacement of a burnt out pipe culvert, river training works and road pavement.  NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, says sidewalk construction and the installation of guardrails are also important components of the project.

The works, he says, should be completed within six months and will restore two-way access to several institutions located along Golding Avenue.

The project became necessary following the collapse of a section of the roadway due to flood rains last year. While the NWA intended to undertake emergency repairs, a detailed assessment of the site indicated that a more extensive programme of works was required to address the situation.