August 5, 2020
JPS has made significant strides in its streetlight repair programme following intense weeks of repair work. At the end of July, the Company had repaired over 1,700 lamps islandwide. JPS is projecting a finish date for its repairs by August 31, when over 4,700 streetlights will have been repaired.
Up to last week, teams were working in Red Hills, Chancery Hall, Hagley Park, Allman Town, Barbican and Norbrook among other areas in St. Andrew. While in St. Catherine, teams were busy in Portmore and Spanish Town; and in the west, crews conducted repairs in Rosehall, Mt. Salem and other communities.
The work schedule for the rest of this week will see repairs being carried out in several communities, including the following rural and urban areas:
Hanover – Lucea, Pells River, Bachelor’s Hall, Cousin’s Cove
St. Ann – Pattersonville, Clarksonville, Mt. Zion, Mt. Olivet
St. Thomas – Bath and Hayfield
St. James – Mount Salem
KSA – Allman Town, Vineyard Town, Franklyn town, Windward Road area
St. Catherine – Sligoville, Linstead and Above Rocks.
In the meanwhile, JPS continues to appeal to residents to protect the streetlights in their communities from theft and vandalism, so that the repaired lights may operate for the common good. There are over 105,000 streetlights across the island.
JPS remains committed to ongoing improvement in the quality of customer service and operational efficiency, and thanks its customers for their patience and understanding.