National Works Agency (NWA)

The National Works Agency was established as an Executive Agency in April 2001 under the Public Sector Modernisation Project. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was delegated the technical authority and responsibility with the support of a Chief Technical Director. The NWA’s chief objectives are the promotion of improved maintenance of the main road network by use of modern management practices and cost–effective techniques and the commercialization of the technical services of the Ministry of Transport and Works.

The National Works Agency is directly responsible for Jamaica’s main road network, consisting of approximately 5000 km of class A, B and C roads. The NWA also has responsibility for 736 bridges on its main road network.