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Traffic signals return at Spanish Town Link-Windsor Road intersection

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
National Works Agency recommissioning traffic lights at the Spanish Town Link Road and Windsor Road intersection in St Catherine.

The Spanish Town Link Road and Windsor Road intersection in St Catherine will once again be managed by traffic signals, as the National Works Agency (NWA) recommissions the lights at the location today.

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, explained that the busy intersection has been without working traffic signals for more than a year because of the theft of some 400 metres of traffic signal and SWA cable, which is critical to the operation of signal equipment.

He said the agency has spent approximately $3.4 million on repairs to the traffic signals and has taken additional steps to make it tamper-proof.

The replacement of the traffic signals forms part of NWA's overall plan to signalise a number of busy intersections islandwide as it seeks to improve its overall traffic-management systems.

The agency is to spend some $44 million in this effort, which also includes repairs to the traffic signals at the Penwood Road-Spanish Town Road intersection in St Andrew and the Santa Cruz main road in St Elizabeth, while a new signal was recently commissioned at the Free Town/Salt River Road intersection in Clarendon and two new traffic signals are to be installed at the Job Lane/Brunswick Avenue intersection in Spanish Town.