CABINET NOTES – The Cabinet was informed by the Minister responsible for Public Works that repairs have been taking place on the roadway leading to Fort James.

The surface of the road was virtually destroyed in order to plant the new polyethylene pipes that deliver potable water from the Fort James Reverse Osmosis Plant to a main transmission pipe, at the junction near the Barrymore Hotel on Fort Road.

The engineers awaited some settling and certainty that the pipes were not leaking, before patching the roadway; full resurfacing will take place later in the year.

The Fort James Road is expected to serve thousands of vehicles on Monday, Labour Day, when the 72nd Anniversary of the holiday takes place.

The roadway leading south to Ffryes Bay has already been resurfaced, as part of an ongoing project, which has seen a newly surfaced southern highway.