Holness extends toll-free period for May Pen to Williamsfield leg of East-West Highway to March
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced an extension of the toll-free period for the May Pen to Williamsfield leg of the East-West highway.
The extension grants the public an additional three months of toll-free travel, up until March 31, 2024, on that segment of the highway.
A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said the decision is intended to provide more time for negotiations between trans Jamaican Highway Limited and the National Road Operating and Constructing Company Limited, (NROCC).
The entities are finalizing the concession for the Highway Leg, for which Trans Jamaican Highway, the current operator of the Kingston to May Pen segment of the highway, holds a right of first refusal.
Meantime, Mr. Holness has highlighted the benefits of the May Pen to Williamsfield Highway, noting the reduced travel times and lower vehicular wear and tear.
He notes that government plans to further extend the highway to bypass Spur Tree within the next five years.