Weekend traffic restrictions for North Coast Highway

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Weekend traffic restrictions for North Coast Highway

Friday, February 21, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that weekend traffic restrictions will be effected along a section of the North Coast Highway at Dover, St Mary.

The NWA said that restrictions are to facilitate the replacement of a burnt-out culvert.

The highway will be reduced to single lane traffic in the vicinity of the works from 9:00 am on Saturday until 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Communication and Customer Services Manager Stephen Shaw said the roadway will be excavated for the installation of new concrete culverts.

He cautioned motorists to reduce their speed when approaching the work site as there will be open trenches at the location.

The project will cost some $3.4 million and reinstatement of the roadway with asphaltic concrete will be done at a later time.

“It was only recently discovered that some 16 metres of storm water culvert had been burnt out from beneath the roadway. The pipes are not only critical components of the drainage system, but they support the roadway, which could have easily caved in due to the missing culvert,” the NWA said.

The NWA said it continues to discourage individuals from disposing of and burning garbage in open drains.

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