Three-day closure of Constant Spring Road at Gore Terrace for pipe-laying

Friday, June 14, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) will be closing a section of the southbound lanes along Constant Spring Road between Gore Terrace and the Sandy Gully Bridge in order to complete pipe-laying works near the Dunrobin Avenue intersection.

The restriction is said to begin tonight, Friday at 10:00 pm.

According to the NWA's Communication and Customer Services Manager, Stephen Shaw, the lanes will remain closed for three days and are scheduled to be re-opened 4:00 am on Monday, June 17.

Shaw explained that underground works in the area have previously proven challenging as there are several existing pipelines at the location, which are aged and brittle. This, he said, has resulted in a number of breaks in the past.

The weekend's planned closure will allow for the completion of works to install a new 28-inch transmission main and two sets of distribution pipes on either sides of the roadway. These will replace three existing pipelines and prevent the need for the National Water Commission (NWC) to disturb the road surface, in future, when carrying out repairs on the distribution lines.

During the period of closure, The NWA said the northbound carriageway between West Kings House Road and Dunrobin Avenue will accommodate two-way traffic, and those motorists heading towards Half-Way-Tree. However, to avoid delays, motorists may use Dunrobin Avenue and Red Hills Road or Grants Pen Avenue, Waterloo Road and West Kings House Road to travel southbound.

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