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New traffic lights to be turned on at Salt River Road intersection

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 11:23 AM

Motorists using the Free Town main road in south-eastern Clarendon should prepare to yield to traffic signals at the Salt River Road intersection come today.

The national Works Agency says newly-installed traffic lights are expected to be turned on at 10 o’clock this morning.

Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, explains that the intersection is being signalised to better manage increased traffic along the corridor due to the establishment of at least one major housing development in the area.

Shaw says that works done in preparation for today’s commissioning included the installation of mast arms and traffic signals over a six week period.

He adds that the project forms part of the NWA’s overall plan to signalise a number of busy intersections island-wide as it improves its overall traffic management systems.

The Agency is to spend some $44 million to effect repairs to traffic signals at the intersection of Penwood and Spanish Town Roads in St Andrew, the Spanish Town link road in St Catherine and along the Santa Cruz main road in St Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, two new traffic signals are to be installed at the Job Lane/Brunswick Avenue intersection in Spanish Town.