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NWA cautions motorists travelling along Washington Boulevard, hole in road

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:47 PM
A collapsed section of Washington Boulevard in St Andrew. – Ricardo Makyn Photo
The wheel of this car sits in a pothole along Washington Boulevard in St Andrew. – Screenshot taken from bestpotholes_ja
Communications and Customer Service Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the hole is located about 200 meters before getting to the Duhaney Park traffic lights and the entrance to Cooreville Gardens.
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The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists travelling westbound along the Washington Boulevard in St Andrew to take care close to the intersection with Duhaney Drive where a hole has developed in a section of the right lane.

Communications and Customer Service Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says the hole is located about 200 meters before getting to the Duhaney Park traffic lights and the entrance to Cooreville Gardens.

Shaw says the failure is due to a defect with a National Water Commission sewer main which runs beneath the road.

He says the NWC has been notified of the matter and are now mobilising to go to the location.

In the interim the NWA is advising motorists using the Washington Boulevard that the exclusive use of the extreme left lane by public passenger buses will be discontinued until the problem is resolved.

The Agency says it has also been in discussions with the police to assist with the management of traffic particularly during the evening peak hours.