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All road markings must be authorised says NWA

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Stephen Shaw

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising communities and civic groups making plans to paint pedestrian crossings and other road-safety markings on Labour Day that they must obtain authorisation from the agency before undertaking any such project.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA Stephen Shaw, said the agency has to approve the site for the markings. "We have to go out and look at the locations to ensure that they are safe as we wouldn't want persons to put a pedestrian crossing around a corner where the sighting is not good or outside of an intersection, which could cause serious problems," he said.

He noted that there are specifications that must be adhered to, including the use of the correct colour paint, which must be white.

Shaw is advising persons to contact the NWA's technical officers in their respective parishes for advice on the correct procedure.