Brace for delays on Chesterfield Drive this weekend

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Due to works planned for sections of Chesterfield Drive, St Andrew, this Saturday and Sunday, the National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists to the possibility of delays when using the roadway.

NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, in a statement this morning, explained that corrective pavement works will be undertaken throughout the entire day on both Saturday and Sunday.

He said the works have been planned for the weekend to minimise the impact on traffic along the highly-used corridor.

One section of the roadway to be repaired was disturbed by the NWC in order to correct a leak, explained Shaw.

A complete 2.2 kilometre of roadway between Spanish Town Road and Marcus Garvey Drive was repaved or reconstructed to create the Chesterfield Drive Extension Road, which is currently serving as a bypass to the upper section of Spanish Town Road.

The roadway, which was put into service on December 2 last year, is still in the defects liability phase and will only be officially taken over by the NWA when all identified defects are corrected by the contractor, said the agency.

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