NWA reroutes traffic between Grants Pen and Mezgar Gardens in St Thomas
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Effective immediately, motorists travelling between Grants Pen and Mezgar Gardens, St Thomas will be rerouted, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising.
Motorists will now use the newly aligned section of road, constructed as part of the multibillion-dollar Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Programme (SCHIP), the NWA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA Stephen Shaw said the road section, which is 760 metres long, replaces the 1.4-kilometer winding section of the road.
He said travel time reduction and savings on fuel costs are among the direct benefits to be
released from the realigned road.
Shaw added that the contractors are pushing to have motorists benefit from the use of at least two lanes of the new four-lane highway from Harbour View, St Andrew to Yallahs, St Thomas by the end of August.
The NWA expects that a further 2.5 kilometres of road between Eleven Miles and
Mezgar Gardens will be opened for public use before the end of next week.
The SCHIP section from Yallahs to Harbour View is being reconstructed at a cost of over US$110 million.