UDC starts $160-m Ocho Rios roadwork
Urban Development Corporation, (UDC) says implementation works on Main Street, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann will begin Monday, November 13, 2017.
The road which serves as the major thoroughfare for pedestrians and motorists through the resort town is being upgraded through the Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project which forms a part of the overall multi-billion dollar redevelopment programme for the town of Ocho Rios, a release from the principal public sector organisation responsible for planning and designing urban environments in designated areas in Jamaica, stated.
The eight (8) month project which is valued at JMD$160 million will see various government agencies collaborating in this phase extending for 400 metres from the Island Village Complex to the Ocean Village Shopping Centre.
The works will include upgrading and repaving of the road, upgrading of drainage and water mains, landscaping works and widening of sidewalks.
The UDC has design and general project management responsibility for the Main Street works with the National Works Agency carrying out the role of the contract administrator and supervising the Drainage Improvement Works with the National Water Commission monitoring / supervising the pipeline replacement works aspect.
The Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project is funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund with Chin’s Construction Ltd as contractors.
Motorists, business operators and pedestrians are being encouraged to obey the instructions of the flagmen on the ground as all efforts will be made to minimize any disruption to commerce in the town during the busy tourist season.