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Shahine calls for Fern Gully works to restart

Posted: April 1, 2012

The Member of Parliament for North East St. Ann is calling for the immediate resumption of rehabilitation works on the Fern Gully Main Road.

Shahine Robinson wants Transport Minister, Dr Omar Davies to resume the works which she says were originally slated for completion this month.

Mrs Robinson says the stoppage of the Fern Gully project is a gross inconvenience to the Ocho Rios community and puts the area at risk for major flooding.

The Member of Parliament says the minister should give a timeline as to when the works will resume.

The major thoroughfare and attraction was closed in March last year for a $500 million upgrading under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).

However, work on it stopped in December.

Motorists have complained about the dangers in using the lower section of the Fern Gully Main Road with its open trenches and exposed steel works that have no safety barriers.

Tour operators have abandoned the gully and most of the wooden stalls have also been left abandoned.


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