Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called a meeting with local contractors on Part D of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project.

The meeting, which will be chaired by the prime minister, is expected to take place today.

It follows a series of Nationwide News reports outlining several problems being faced by the 10 local sub-contractors working on the project.

In a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr Holness directed that the matter involving local contractors must be addressed.

Part D of the Southern Coastal Highway Project stretches from the Yallahs Bridge in St. Thomas to Port Antonio in Portland.

The release says that at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Holness instructed Minister with Responsibility for Works, Everald Warmington, to arrange an urgent meeting with contractors.

The contractors had written a letter to the Prime Minister expressing concerns about matters affecting the progress of the project.

Residents of the area have also raised concerns about issues affecting their communities as road work under the project continues.

Among the issues to be discussed are the contractual relationship between the sub-contractors and the main contractor, the delays in traversing the road as well as dust and sound nuisance.