Overcast conditions and a slight drizzle met officials from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance as they toured a major capital works project which began on the nation’s busiest highway.
Contractor C.O Williams Construction Limited is set to begin milling and paving along the ABC Highway in the area of the Norman Niles Roundabout at Haggatt Hall, where workmen have been cleaning and clearing the road edges.
Minister in the Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance Peter Phillips, IDB Representative Juan Carlos De la Hoz Viñas witnessed initial work on the Road Rehabilitation and Improving Connectivity of Road Infrastructure Project.
The first phase involves repaving the stretch of the ABC Highway between the Norman Niles Roundabout to the Clyde Walcott Roundabout and from West Road to the Frank Worrell Roundabout. Work is to continue to December and then recommence in the new year.
The $50 million project will see sections of the highway being milled and paved and the drainage being upgraded.
The project was officially launched on October 5 by Minister of Transport Works and Maintenance Dr William Duguid in a ceremony in Wanstead, St. Michael.