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Holiday traffic changes implemented in Santa Cruz

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 4:59 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has implemented traffic changes to Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth as it seeks to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow in the town during the holiday season.

The NWA has introduced a one-way system starting today which will continue for three weeks.

The agency says the system will operate between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays.

The corridors will revert to dual usage on Sundays.

Main Street in Santa Cruz will operate as one way in a westerly direction, starting at the intersection of Coke Drive and Institution Drive.

No right turn will be allowed from Coke Drive onto Main Street.

Motorists wishing to exit the town for travel towards Mandeville should use Market Street, onto the Bypass.

Meanwhile, motorists wishing to enter the Santa Cruz business district from the direction of Lacovia will have to travel along the Bypass and use Institution Drive as an entrance point.

No right turn will be allowed at the intersection of Market Street and the Bypass.

The NWA says motorists who wish to travel to Malvern can use Retirement Road or travel to the end of the Bypass, turn right and then left onto Centre Road.