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Full access to Mount Ogle main road soon – NWA

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging patience from St Andrew residence after it pushed back the date for restoring access along the Mount Ogle main road from Nolan Hill to Border.

Last week, communication and customer services manager, Stephen Shaw had stated that the NWA was working to have single lane vehicular access by today.

However, yesterday, he said the inclement weather throughout the course of the week hampered work on the construction of a main retaining wall at the location.

Shaw says the pouring of concrete had to be aborted as a result of heavy rainfall on Thursday.

He explains that once poured, the concrete must be allowed a minimum of seven days to cure to acquire the requisite strength.

He says this will delay the reopening of the roadway.

Shaw says pouring of concrete for the main wall should be completed today with an aim to establish single lane vehicular access by next week Monday.

Ogle became impassable due to a massive breakaway following the heavy rains in May earlier this year.

The NWA commenced emergency works to restore the roadway in July under a $26 million contract.


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