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Multi-million dollar rehabilitation for Ferris Cross to Mackfield road

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the Ferris Cross to Mackfield main road in Westmoreland is being rehabilitated under a US$24.9 million dollar (J$3.04 billion) contract.

The project is being executed through the Major Infrastructure Development Programme.

The 13 kilometres long Ferris to Mackfield main road is part of the link between St James and St Elizabeth.

It is also the main route linking Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland to Montego Bay, St James.  

Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Western Region, Janel Ricketts, says the project involves the widening of sections of the road.

"The corridor, which is known for its many corners, will also be realigned in sections. This will make it easier for articulated vehicles to traverse," she said.

The project will also involve "significant" drainage improvement.

Ricketts says efforts are now being concentrated in the section between Ferris Cross and Withorn. 

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