Roadworks relief

Residents of Harlington and St Martin in St Philip are breathing a bit easier today after weeks of battling with clouds of dust, mucky condition and traffic diversions.

This, as roadworks being carried out, resumed this morning. There had been a significant outcry by residents and businesses in the area who complained that they were becoming sick, and losing money –– respectively.

Following a visit to the area today, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley said the project had been halted when company Rayside Construction took a break at the start of December for the Christmas holidays.

“I’m pleased to announce that Rayside is back on the job again and they have promised that they will complete this job within a matter of weeks. Paving will start today. [But] with any roadworks there will be inconvenience, and I just want again to apologize to the residents, to the business houses here.

“[Disruption] is a natural course of construction, but be that as it may, we are continuing . . . we are moving full steam ahead and we will have this road completed obviously within a two week [time]frame,”

Lashley told journalists. (RG)

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