80% of North-South leg of Highway 2000 complete

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Wednesday toured a section of the North-South leg of Highway 2000. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Constructing Company (NROCC), Ivan Anderson, on Wednesday said the North-South leg of Highway 2000 is on target to be opened in early 2016.

Anderson was part of the team that toured the Caymanas to Treadways section of the North South Highway Project with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller today.

“We are still trying to finish in the first quarter of 2016,” he said.

The NROCC head said more than 80 per cent of the overall work on the highway has been completed.

“The only areas that are left outstanding are the ends at Mammee Bay and the first section by Caymanas, where we came through,” Anderson explained.

Meanwhile, Simpson Miller commended the workers and expressed her pride in the development.

Jediael Carter

Source: Jamaica Observer