Traffic changes along Mandela Highway this weekend — NWA

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Another phase of traffic changes is to be implemented along the Mandela Highway in St Andrew, starting this Saturday, October 18, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting.

The change which will last for a minimum of eight weeks will affect westbound traffic (travelling towards Spanish Town). The change will impact the section of the corridor in the vicinity of the Six Miles Overpass.

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw said that westbound traffic will be detoured onto a Bailey bridge that has been installed in the vicinity of the overpass. He said that movement along the Mandela Highway, where it intersects Spanish Town Road and Washington Boulevard will be controlled by a newly installed, temporary traffic signal.

Shaw said that motor vehicles exiting Washington Boulevard will keep to the right to pass through the Bailey bridge onto a newly constructed section of roadway then continue onto the Mandela Highway in the vicinity of Tom Cringle Drive. The same will obtain for vehicles exiting Spanish Town Road. Both flows will be regulated by the traffic signals.

He explained that these changes are to facilitate the construction of the last major structure under the Mandela Highway improvement works. The old metal structure over the Duhaney River is to be replaced by a concrete box culvert. The work will be done in two phases in order to facilitate the continuous usage of the road.

The Mandela Highway is currently being improved at a cost of US $65 million as part of the Major Infrastructure Development Programme.

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