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Traffic changes coming for Mandela Highway

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 11:55 AM
Traffic pile-up along Mandela Highway.

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the authorities will soon make changes to the traffic flow along the Mandela Highway in Kingston to facilitate the road project now being carried out there.

The expansion programme started in August last year and the NWA's manager of Communications and Customer Services Stephen Shaw says 25 per cent of the project has so far been completed.

Shaw says as part of the work, motorist should brace for traffic changes, but two lanes of traffic will flow in both directions.


NWA's manager of Communications and Customer Services Stephen Shaw.

Shaw says as part of the Mandela upgrade project, there will be an over pass bridge to facilitate traffic going to business establishments on the east bound section of the highway.

Shaw says the exit from Mandela Highway to Washington Boulevard will be expanded to two lanes.

Meanwhile, Shaw says the NWA has now completed the design for the repairs to the Dumbarton main road in St Ann which was washed out during heavy rains last December.

The break-away has forced motorists to use alternative routes to get to and from Brown's Town.

Shaw says with the design now completed, the project will be priced and a submission made to the Ministry of Job Creation and Economic Growth.