Delays likely on Mandela Highway this weekend

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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MOTORISTS are likely to face delays on Mandela Highway on the weekend.

The National Works Agency (NWA), in a release yesterday, said motorists who are planning to travel eastbound in St Andrew over the upcoming weekend will encounter be a lane restriction when exiting the Q-ramp.

According to the NWA, the right lane of the Q-ramp — the newly constructed section of the roadway between the Ferry community and the Nestle building heading towards Kingston — will be closed to facilitate the installation of a pipe culvert.

The NWA's Manager of Communication and Customer Services Stephen Shaw said the activity is to accommodate the connection of NWC water mains to the Ferry Pen Industrial Development site, where Nestle is headquartered.

Shaw said the works are expected to be undertaken over two days — Saturday and Sunday — and advised that the lane restriction would be in effect from 8:00 am today, with both lanes being put back into operation by midnight on Sunday.

“The area will be sufficiently backfilled to allow for the smooth flow of traffic following the completion of works. Motorists are being urged to obey the instructions of posted warning signs and flagmen during the period of works,” the NWA said.

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