The National Works Agency (NWA) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) have partnered to effect improvements along sections of West End Road in Negril, Westmoreland at a cost of $23 million.
Community Relations Officer for the NWA’s Western Office, Janel Ricketts, says the project involves the construction of sidewalks along critical sections of the roadway.
These include areas in the vicinity of St Mary’s Anglican Church as well as the Negril Branch Library, which is in close proximity to the Negril Primary School.
“So it will improve pedestrian safety for the users of that particular roadway, primarily the students who attend the institution,” she told JIS News.
Additionally, Ricketts said that a section of the roadway, in the vicinity of the library, which was been undermined, will be repaired.