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Repairs, road closure planned for Gordon Town Rd

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 10:07 AM

A section of Gordon Town Road in St Andrew is to be closed on Sunday for repairs.

The closure will be in the vicinity of  Papine Square and will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The National Works Agency (NWA) says its spending just under $2 million to remove a damaged concrete culvert and will replace it with a high-density polyethene pipe culvert.

The NWA explains that these kinds of pipe culverts have proven to be more resilient than concrete ones, which have been known to shift in their foundation resulting in erosion beneath the roadway and ultimately the failure of the road.

The agency says once replaced the new culvert is expected to have a longer lifespan.

During the closure, motorists can use either Rocky Road, which runs behind the University of Technology (UTECH), or Tavern Crescent as alternate routes.

Motorists and pedestrians are, also, being advised to obey the instructions of flag persons and posted warning signs.