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Traffic changes in place along a section of Barbican Road, St Andrew

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 10:10 AM
In this November 2017 photo motorists and pedestrians go about their business as roadwork gets under way in Barbican, St Andrew.

The National Works Agency (NWA) has implemented traffic changes along a section of Barbican Road between Liguanea Avenue and the East Kings House Road intersections. 

Manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, says traffic heading west along Barbican Road from the Liguanea Avenue intersection is being diverted on to Salisbury Avenue then on to Paddington Terrace to exit on East Kings House Road.

According to Shaw, those motorists wishing to continue towards Russel Heights or access Jacks Hill Road can use the Loop Road to get back on to Barbican Road. 

He says the traffic changes are being implemented to facilitate ongoing road and sewer improvement works along Barbican Road to include laying of pipes, the cutting of sewer manholes and the placement of a concrete median after which the road surface in the westbound lane will be reinstated.

The new traffic arrangements are expected to be in place for at least two weeks.  

Sections of Barbican and East Kings House Road are being improved and widened to four lanes under a US$4.4 million contract. 

The works are being undertaken as part of the National Works Agency’s Major Infrastructure Development Project and is expected to significantly improve traffic management along the corridor.