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Further traffic changes to Mandela Highway take effect Saturday, will last for four months

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 6:52 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says as of Saturday, additional changes will be made to eastbound traffic along the Mandela Highway, St Andrew.

The changes will last for approximately four months.

NWA Manager of Communication and Customer Services, Stephen Shaw, says come Saturday, the two lanes of traffic, travelling towards Six Miles, will be diverted onto the newly constructed 'Q Ramp' on the northern side of the project, just beyond the Hydel Group of Schools.

The traffic will exit back onto Mandela Highway in the vicinity of Tom Pringle Drive.

Shaw says the changes are to facilitate the continuation of works on the current eastbound lanes.

The work includes soil nourishment, sub-base and base course layers, as well as the construction of two box culverts.

The NWA says safety features such as temporary street lights and road markings are now being installed on the detour road.

Motorists are being advised to obey the instructions of flag persons and posted warning signs.