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NWA moves to reduce Christmas congestion in Santa Cruz and Christiana

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Traffic moving through the town of Santa Cruz.

Traffic changes and diversion will take effect in Christiana, Manchester, and Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, starting tomorrow as the National Works Agency (NWA) moves to reduce congestion in the two rural towns over the Christmas period.

In Christiana, Main Street from its intersection of the bypass at Apple Tree Plaza will accommodate only motorists heading into the town from the direction Mandeville/Chudleigh.

Motorists heading from the direction of Craig Head/ Lorimers will also have to enter the town from the intersection of the bypass and Main Street at Apple Tree Plaza.

According to the NWA, no right turn will be allowed from Webb Road and Wildman Street on to Main Street.

All vehicles heading from these directions into the town will only be allowed to turn left.

Nevermine Road in the vicinity of the Christiana High School will be used as an exit route from the town.

No access will be allowed into the town from the bypass using Nevermine Road. Left turn will also be restricted from Jones Lane, Azan Lane, and Moravia Road on to Main Street. All vehicles heading from these directions into the town will have to turn right. The one-way system will be in effect for 24 hours each day.

 

ONE-WAY SYSTEM

 

In Santa Cruz, motorists entering the town travelling from the direction of Mandeville will encounter the one-way system from the intersection of Coke Drive, Institution Drive and Main Street.

Motorists travelling from Coke Drive will have no right turn at the intersection. Persons wishing to leave that area must do so at the intersection of Main Street, Retirement Road, and the bypass or via Market Street.

Motorists entering Santa Cruz from the direction of Lacovia will have to turn left at the traffic light at the intersection of Main Street and the bypass.

No right turn will be allowed on to Market Street from this direction. Motorists travelling from the direction of Lacovia will be allowed to turn right at Institution Drive in order for motorists to enter Main Street.

Left turn will be allowed at the intersection of Institution Drive, Main Street, and Coke Drive from the direction of the bypass. Motorists wishing to travel towards Malvern can use Retirement Road or travel to the end of the bypass, turn right at the Total Gas Station and turn left on Centre Road.

NWA community relations officer for the southern region, Howard Hendriks, says that the one-way system will be in operation between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays with normal traffic flow on Sundays.

The traffic changes in the two towns will remain in effect until January 2, 2017.