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South Coast Highway Improvement Project on Track


South Coast Highway Improvement Project on Track
Mandela Highway Improvement Project captured by Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
The South Coast Highway Improvement Project remains a priority of the Government.

Coming out of the recently held Cabinet Retreat, it was directed that the tender for the first five sub-contracts to be carried out by local contractors be issued before the end of the 2018/2019 financial year.

The other ten packages will be completed over a two year period.

Of priority to the Government are:

  • Hordley to Long Road                – 4.1km at a cost of USD2.3 million
  • Manchioneal to Fair Prospect    – 8.8km at a cost of USD5.1 million
  • Morant Bay to Serge Island       – 14.7km at a cost of USD5.1 million
  • Serge Island to Cedar Valley      -11.7km at a cost of USD5.5 million
  • Morant Bay to Prospect              – 8.9 km at a cost  USD4.8 million
The highway from Harbour View to Yallahs will be done by the China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC and final design work will be completed in 6 months and work will commence by year-end.

The Government reiterates that it remains committed to ensuring that the people of St. Thomas and Portland have a good road network.