Thursday 1 October, 2020

NWA forced to redo roadwork survey after data theft

The National Works Agency (NWA) has been forced to redo a survey relating to the Montego Bay bypass road project in St James, following the theft of the data recently.

The agency had collected the data in early November, but lost it among items in a motor vehicle that was stolen at the Portmore, St Catherine home of a member of the survey teams.

This has forced the NWA to once again conduct traffic studies for the proposed Montego Bay bypass, with the survey teams again on the roads in and around Montego Bay interviewing motorists.

Janel Ricketts, the community relations officer for the NWA’s western region, said the survey involves traffic counts and interviews with motorists to determine their travel patterns.

This data will inform the decision-making process for the much-anticipated Montego Bay bypass road.

The areas being targeted include the intersection of the Bogue road and Alice Eldemire Drive, Fairfield Avenue and Barnett Street, the North Coast Highway and Morgan road intersection, Salt Spring and Green Pond roadway, as well as the Portobello main road.

The surveys are being executed by the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC), Stanley Consultants Incorporated, and the NWA, with the support of police personnel.


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