The contract for the completion of a major bypass road for the city of Montego Bay was signed this morning (November 24).
The Perimeter Road Project, which will cost some US$220 million will be undertaken by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).
The project comprises the Montego Bay perimeter road, the Barnett street/West Green Avenue road rehabilitation, the Long Hill bypass, as well as a comprehensive drainage study of the Montego Bay bypass.
It is being financed through the Government of Jamaica’s Consolidated Fund and implemented by the National Road Operating and Constructing Company.
Speaking during this morning’s contract signing, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he was proud that the Government did not need to borrow money for the project, which will help to ease congestion in the city.
He noted that with flooding being an issue for the city, the road will be built to withstand adverse weather events.