Andrew Holness (centre), listens to Chief Executive Officer, National Works Agency,
Everton G. Hunter (left), during a tour of the new soon-to-be-opened bypass
for the Three Miles area in Kingston, today. At right is Director, Regional Implementation
& Special Projects, National Works Agency, Varden Downer.
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the new US$1-million bypass for the Three Miles area in Kingston is nearing completion and will be opened soon to the public.
The Prime Minister toured the road today, November 23. It was announced in September that the road would be made to bypass Three Miles where a major road and bridge construction is taking place. That work has locked off the critical Three Miles Hub, causing severe traffic disruption and route changes for motorists.
Speaking with journalists during the tour of the new road, the Prime Minister said the bypass is about 90 per cent complete.
“The road is in an isolated area, and when it is opened, we will have to, at the outset, ensure that there is security. The road will be facilitated with street lights. There will be a soft shoulder, and there are sidewalks in place. It will be part of the patrol schedule of the Hunts Bay Police, as public safety is priority. We will have to put in place whatever measures are necessary to ensure that the road is safe and secure,” the Prime Minister said.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister commended the National Works Agency and China Harbour Engineering Company for the speed at which construction is taking place across the Corporate Area.
The Prime Minister first announced the plan to construct the new two-lane bypass, beginning from Chesterfield Drive in Seaview Gardens linking Spanish Town Road with Marcus Garvey Drive, in September.
It was initially expected to be completed in five weeks.
By: Franklin McKnight