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Section of westbound lane of Mandela Highway to be closed this weekend

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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MOTORISTS using the Mandela Higway should expect delays this weekend as a section of the westbound lane will be closed to facilitate drainage improvement works.

Stephen Shaw, communication and customer services manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), said only a short section of the lane heading out of Kingston — between the Ferry Police Station and the Fresh River Bridge — will be affected.

He said traffic will be diverted onto the newly created embankment in the middle section of the roadway during the period.

The NWA says the work is necessary to alleviate flooding in the vicinity of the Hydel Group of Schools.

“Repairs are expected to be complete by Monday, June 26, at which time traffic will return to using the usual section of the carriageway,” a release from the NWA said.

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