STAKEHOLDERS REMAIN COMMITTED TO OCHO RIOS MAIN STREET PROJECT DESPITE RAIN DELAYS
Despite the hampering of implementation works on Main Street in Ocho Rios, St. Ann due to ongoing rainfall, the multi-government stakeholder agencies behind the project are pushing ahead to ensure that the town benefits from the works in 2018.
The contractor will put in place alternative methodology to continue the work under the supervision of the National Works Agency. Meanwhile motorists and pedestrians are being encouraged to obey the instructions of the flagmen on the ground as all efforts will be made to minimize any traffic disruptions. The road which serves as the major thoroughfare for pedestrians and motorists through the resort town saw preliminary works being initiated in November 2017 as part of 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 being led by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
The eight (8) month project which is valued at about JMD$161 million has seen several 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 the National Water Commission monitoring / supervising the pipeline replacement works. The Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project is funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund with Chin’s Construction Ltd as contractors.
Additional landscaping works will also be conducted along the roadway to remove some trees and replace with more sustainable varieties. Customer queries and feedback can be directed to the National Works
Agency’s Communication Department at 926-3210-9.
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
Tel: (876) 922-8310-4
February 13, 2018