Work on new track
Work began at a rapid pace yesterday morning on repairs to the track at the National Stadium.
A convoy of four trucks from construction firm C.O. Williams started carting away tons of rubble from the surface that would have carbonized the fleeting footprints of the likes of Obadele Thompson, Andrea Blackett and Wilan Louis over the years.
With a crew of a dozen workers, an excavator, bobcat and flying shovels, the maligned and obviously worn rubberized top surface, as well as over four inches of the undersurface were being stripped to prepare for a realignment of the track and the laying of a new surface by the international group Mundo.
Prior to leaving for the just concluded London Olympic Games, Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley had indicated that the track would be repaired from this week to finish before the start of the 2013 athletic season. (KB)