Jamaica Gleaner / Work is to begin on August 25 on the Barbican Road Improvement Project which is expected to deliver a corridor that will be able to handle a high volume of traffic, in a more efficient manner.
At the contract signing yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness noted that Barbican Road sits at the centre of a number of major arterial and collector roads in this section of St Andrew.
He said a 2016 count showed that the roadway carries upwards of 26,000 vehicles on a daily basis.
He said this creates significant congestion, often resulting in a virtual gridlock on several adjoining roadways.
He said a recent study showed that the average vehicular speed in peak hours along the roadway can slow to as low as 7 kilometres per hour, which is just above an average walking pace.
Yesterday, Holness outlined a number of changes to be made to improve the situation.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness JAMAICA: Barbican Road Improvement Project to start August 25
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