Fern Gully to be temporarily closed today
THE Fern Gully main road in St Ann will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm today.
The National Works Agency (NWA) said the closure is to facilitate the relocation of poles by the Jamaica Public Service Company. The poles are located in the path of the U-drain being constructed under phase three of the Fern Gully Rehabilitation Project.
During the closure, the alternative routes will be Breadnut Hill for vehicles entering and exiting Ocho Rios, and the Chalky Hill main road for large trucks and vehicles travelling westerly from Moneague to St Ann's Bay and beyond.
The 1.6-kilometre concrete drain is being built by the NWA as a major plank of the plan to mitigate flooding in the resort town of Ocho Rios. Four bridges are also being built as part of the plan. The agency has substantially completed a 1.4-kilometre stretch of concrete pavement, which forms phase two of the rehabilitative works, which are being undertaken at a cost of over $600 million.