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NWA promises smoother traffic flow on Marcus Garvey Drive

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 8:53 AM
In this file photo workmen push ahead with work on a bridge at Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston ahead of Hurricane Matthew.

The National Works Agency (NWA) is promising a smoother traffic flow for users of Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as of today.

It says this is because the temporary drainage feature which was constructed across the road in the vicinity of the Tivoli Gully has been removed.

Manager, of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw says the temporary drainage feature constructed earlier this month in preparation for Hurricane Matthew was removed on Saturday.

The drainage feature was expected to channel excess water away from business establishments, had the Tivoli Gully overflowed its banks.

Shaw says that the work to widen the Tivoli Gully is almost complete and the support structure for the concrete has now been removed.

He says over the next few weeks motorists should expect significant improvements in travelling along Marcus Garvey Drive, as the last two stages of the work gets underway.

He says the stabilised concrete base and the Asphaltic Concrete binder course will be laid on the westbound side of the carriageway over the next few weeks.

Shaw says once the activities are completed on the westbound lane, similar works will be done on the Eastbound carriageway.