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Temporary one-way system for Santa Cruz Bypass

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 5:08 PM

Effective Friday, May 18, 2018, a section of the Santa Cruz Bypass in St. Elizabeth will be converted to one-way.

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the one-way system will be implemented in the vicinity of the Catholic Church. 

Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA Stephen Shaw says that the traffic change is being made in order to facilitate drainage improvement works along both sides of the thoroughfare. 

Shaw says between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm, the Bypass, leading towards the direction of Mandeville, will accommodate traffic heading from the direction of Lacovia.

The reverse will obtain between 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Main Street Santa Cruz will remain accessible to all motorists, as an alternate route, during the period of the closure.

The NWA says the drainage improvement project, which started on Monday, is expected to last for six weeks.

"The $9 million project includes the demolition of concrete structures; the laying of drainage pipes and the construction of a concrete U-drain. The work will positively impact the drainage challenges being experienced in the communities of Carmel, New River and Brighton,". 

"The NWA is also advising motorists and pedestrians to obey all posted warning signs and the instructions of flag persons during the construction works,".

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