PM says Washington Boulevard needs ‘serious attention’ Loop Jamaica

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Increased focus will be placed on the Washington Boulevard Improvement Project in fiscal year 2024/25, as the Government works to transform the major roadway that serves as the entry into Kingston.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in making his contribution to the 2024/25 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives recently, said that the project will stretch from New Haven to Dunrobin Avenue.

“The National Works Agency (NWA) has been tasked with developing detailed engineering designs to enhance this corridor.

The project’s scope encompasses not only traffic flow optimisation but also endeavours to elevate visual appeal, recognising its pivotal role as a gateway into our capital city,” he said.

Holness added that essential infrastructure installations such as water networks and fibre-optic cabling will be facilitated to augment the services that are carried on the road.

Pointing to the urgency of the situation, the prime minister said, “As it is now, it (Washington Boulevard) is not a good reflection on the entry into Kingston and it is a very difficult piece of road to navigate. It really does need serious attention.”

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