Section of Barbican Road to be closed Tuesday to Friday for paving works
Work being done on the Barbican Road Upgrading Project

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that contractors will be working into the Easter holiday weekend as they continue final paving works along Barbican and East Kings House Roads as part of the US$4.4-million road upgrade project in the area.

Manager, communication and customer services at the National Works Agency (NWA), Stephen Shaw, said as part of the works, access to Barbican Square will be restricted for motorists travelling along Barbican Road from the direction of Liguanea as well as those travelling from Jacks Hill Road.

He added that the traffic changes, which will take effect 10:00 am tomorrow morning, are to facilitate the paving of a 230-metre section of Barbican Road between the Jacks Hill Road intersection and Wiggan Loop.

Shaw explained further that the works involve intense base preparation, priming and paving of both lanes on the north and south side of Barbican Road in the outlined work area.

As such, during the period of works motorists travelling from the direction of Liguanea along Barbican Road destined for Barbican Square or East Kings House Road will be redirected onto Salisbury Avenue and then onto Paddington Terrace.

Motorists travelling along Jacks Hill Road will be asked to use Dilsbury Avenue to access Salisbury Avenue and subsequent roadways.

The works are expected to be complete by 5:00 pm on Friday.

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