The Dyke Road, leading into Waterford and Portsmouth, Portmore is to be rehabilitated.
News about the work on the major thoroughfare came at a meeting of the Portmore Municipal Council, St. Catherine on Wednesday night, September 13.
The $8-million project, which has been funded by the state owned oil refinery, Petrojam, is expected to last for approximately six months.
“Today the work has begun to remove the blockage on the Dyke Road. So, in six months the road should be cleared,” stated Mayor Leon Thomas.
For months commuters and residents of the Portmore area have been severely affected by the blockage.
The blockage is a visually huge pothole that is surrounded by waste and has forced drivers to use alternative routes.
The Mayor is pleading with residents and commuters to continue use alternative routes until the issue has been resolved.
By Andre Cooper