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NWA still negotiating with land owners for Constant Spring Road upgrade

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 2:32 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it's still in negotiations with the owners of 88 parcels of land to facilitate a major upgrade of Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.

Speaking at a town-hall meeting earlier this week, Communication and Customer Service Manager at NWA, Stephen Shaw, said the upgrade is necessary to reduce traffic congestion along one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Corporate Area.

Shaw says some 30,000 vehicles traverse the roadway on a daily basis, resulting in traffic snares for motorists who have to travel along the route.

He says the scope of the upgrade will see the 3.5 kilometres of roadway being widened to accommodate four lanes of traffic, new management solutions and improved pedestrian facilities.

There will be new signalised intersections where Constant Spring Road intersects with Mannings Hill Road, Constant Spring Terrace and Hillman Road, Clifton Boulevard, Manor Centre, Manor Park circulation, Stilwell Road and Long Lane.  

Central Avenue will become a one-way corridor, and a temporary bridge will be created within the Manor Park circulation.

Shaw says the improvement works provide for upgrades to the road, sewer system and water mains.

He says the date for the start of the project will be announced shortly.