Friday 6 December, 2019

Restorative work to begin shortly on Palmoral Avenue in Mona

National Works Agency is said to have carried out a preliminary inspection and assessment of the damage, which was attributed to a sewage pipe.

National Works Agency is said to have carried out a preliminary inspection and assessment of the damage, which was attributed to a sewage pipe.

Member of Parliament for Eastern St Andrew, Fayval Williams, says work will begin shortly to address the collapse of a section of Palmoral Avenue in Mona, which residents say has been posing a significant danger to road users, particularly pedestrians.

“A lot of people fall in it”, says one resident, who has been living in the area over 40 years. She says the roadway has been in a deplorable condition for several weeks, and some persons had required treatment at hospital for injuries sustained.

Williams advised that the National Works Agency had carried out a preliminary inspection and assessment of the damage, which was attributed to a sewage pipe, the backfill for which had not been sufficiently compacted.

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That repair, like several others, had been hampered by the inclement weather, but Williams commended the Works Agency for remaining vigilant and she asked the residents of affected areas to continue to exercise patience in the face of the necessary processes to secure funding and material.

“I traverse this constituency every day, I know the roads affected, and I’m appreciative of the fact that persons are being inconvenienced, and we are doing all we can to get the situation back to normal in the quickest possible time.”

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