SEVERAL traffic changes have been implemented for Waltham Park Road in St Andrew to facilitate National Water Commission (NWC) pipeline replacement works.
In a press release issued by the NWC on Monday, the agency said to improve water supply along the network it is necessary to implement traffic changes to facilitate the safe and efficient completion of the project, which includes the replacement of aged and undersized pipelines on Waltham Park Road.
The NWC said the current condition of the infrastructure has negatively affected water supply in several communities — Waltham Park Road, Whitfield Town and all areas between Berwick Road and Spanish Town Road, Payneland, and sections of Maxfield Avenue.
Starting today the changes, which will be in effect for four to six weeks, are as follows:
There will only be one-way traffic from the Spanish Town Road intersection on Waltham Park Road;
People leaving Hagley Park Road will now need to use alternative routes which can be via Three Miles then on to Spanish Town Road to access Waltham Park Road;
Motorists may access all roads leading off Waltham Park Road while travelling north along the one-way or via Maxfield Avenue;
Motorists entering Waltham Park Road via Maxfield Avenue will be prompted to turn right only;
Motorists entering from the Payneland areas will be prompted to turn left or go directly across;
Appropriate traffic signs shall be placed along the thoroughfare at critical intersections advising road users of the adjusted traffic layout.
Further, the NWC said in Section A of the project — Hagley Park Road to Spanish Town Road via Waltham Park Road — there are two wide lanes, one northbound and one southbound lane, which are not separated by a median. The carriageway will be converted to a one-way northbound (from Spanish Town Road to Hagley Park Road).
The NWC has asked for the patience and understanding of the motoring public who use the area while the works are ongoing.