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Caddle: Constitution River Project to improve quality of life


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Caddle: Constitution River Project to improve quality of life
Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment Marsha Caddle (left) was joined by other officials on a tour of the Constitution River Project in St Michael, June 11, 2021. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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The third phase of the Constitution River Project in The City will tackle illegal dumping, sewage problems and flooding.

During a tour of the project earlier today, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment Marsha Caddle said she was pleased to see the project hitting multiple targets.

“All of the work we’re doing on urban regeneration and renewal is not only about infrastructure. It is about people, [and in this case] it is about those who live and access this area, the people of Halls Road. One of the things the workmen have been able to do is address the flow of sewage from Ellis Village and the surrounding areas, to have it go to the plant more efficiently,” she said.

 

Caddle: Constitution River Project to improve quality of life
The Bridge at Constitution Road, St Michael, June 11, 2021. (Picture by Jameel Springer) - (Picture by Shanice King.)

 

Caddle said officials were working on a solution for sanitation and another meeting with residents was scheduled to discuss matters further.

She also said she was pleased measures were undertaken to prevent debris from the site from entering the water course.

“This is not just about addressing flooding issues or making sure the water is no longer stagnant and attracting mosquitoes, but also making sure people can use the canal in the way they want to.

“It is not possible for us to come and do these works and to leave the communities here in the same way we found them and so, while we work on the landscaping and kiosks, we also have to make sure people can live the way they want to,” she said.

Project manager Steven Miller said the $14 million project would include 400 metres of embankments, a boat dock, wetlands and a sewage life station. (CA)