Officials in the Ministry of Transport and Works have assured community stakeholders in Spring Village that work will commence by the second quarter of this year on the Hermitage Mountain Road.
The officials made the announcement during a community consultation held in the community on Tuesday January 2nd, 2024 at the Spring Village Methodist School. The meeting, spearheaded by area representative Hon. Carlos James, is a part of a series of public consultations slated for the North Leeward community during this year.
Damion Allen, Senior Quantity Surveyor, assigned to the National Roads Rehabilitation Programme within the Ministry of Transport and Work, assured residents of Spring Village that work will commence on the first kilometer of the Hermitage Mountain Road by the second quarter of this year.
According to the official, the scope of work will take a year to complete and will likely see some disruptions to road access in the area.
The officials noted that designs have also been completed to commence the construction of roads in Cumberland and Charles Village within the Spring Village district.
Member of Parliament for the North Leeward constituency, Hon. Carlos James, noted that support will be provided to farmers to assist with the transportation of their produce while the work is on-going on the Hermitage Road..
During these consultations, which is expected to take place across North Leeward, Minister James outlined that technical official from various government departments and private sector stakeholders will join forces to discuss development programmes within the constituency.
“Development starts with the people and with the significant number of projects expected to be rolled out in North Leeward, following a period of challenges brought on by the pandemic and the eruption of the volcano, we want the communities to be a part of this process. This has to be people-centered and as part of my representation I want the communities to be involved in the process,” James shared.