Sun | Feb 18, 2018

One section of Spanish Town Road reduced to single lane

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 10:10 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the section of Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of Industrial Terrace and the Denham Town Police Station will be reduced to single lane traffic on Saturday.

The NWA says this is to facilitate the installation of a metal grating over a drain which crosses the road in the area.

Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw, says the works will be carried out in two phases.

The westbound lane heading towards Three Miles will be closed first, after which the eastbound lane heading towards downtown Kingston will be closed to facilitate the planned works.

The drain in the location was made from steel plates.

But the NWA says this will be replaced with a steel grating.

Shaw says this will be a significant improvement as the steel grating will allow storm water to flow from the road into the drain.

The lane restrictions are expected to last for three weeks. 

The works form part of the NWA’s ongoing drainage improvement programme where some 10 million dollars is being spent on replacing or repairing manhole covers and damaged gratings in the Corporate Area.