Entornointeligente.com / Jamaica Observer / MOTORISTS have been advised to prepare for delays due to traffic restrictions in sections of downtown Kingston because of drainage improvement works in that section of the city. The National Works Agency (NWA), in a release, said the drainage improvement works planned for sections of downtown Kingston during the upcoming weeks will result in restrictions in traffic movement along a section of Spanish Town Road as well as the entrance to the bus bay located at North Parade.
The agency said it will be replacing a defective drain cover in the vicinity of the Denham Town Police Station as well as reconstructing a storm water drain and sidewalks at the North Parade bus bay.
According to manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, the works will necessitate some changes in how motorists access or traverse both areas.
Shaw explained that the eastbound lane along Spanish Town Road, which takes motorists toward downtown Kingston, will be reduced to single-lane traffic between Industrial Terrace and North Street, starting 6:00 last evening, in preparation for the installation of grating covers which is to commence at 9:00 this morning.
The restrictions, said the NWA, were effected overnight as the existing steel plates disintegrated significantly over the last few days and became unsafe for passing vehicles. The planned works, which is expected to last for 10 days, is to be carried out in two phases.
The project will be completed with the installation of metal gratings across the westbound lane.
“The works to be carried out at the North Parade bus bay involves the demolition and reconstruction of three metres of storm water drain and the recasting of a section of the sidewalk in the area, which has fallen into disrepair,” the NWA said.
Shaw said the work area will be cordoned off overnight Sunday to ensure that the area is clear for work to commence on Monday morning at 10:00.
He advised bus operators to exercise caution when entering and leaving the facility during the period of construction, as the bus lanes will be restricted as a result of the planned works.
Both projects, which are part of a $10-million drainage improvement programme currently being undertaken by the NWA in several locations across the Corporate Area, are expected to be completed within two weeks.
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