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

Friday, June 14, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


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.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT